|Scott Perkins – Garb for Guys|
Ultimately this jacket is a slow make, and not helped either by my wayward sewing projects over the holidays instead of concentrating on this. But there has been some progress.
I’ve gone from this………….. and this……………….
And here’s the very ugly, but beautiful to me, insides. The fronts are taped along the lapel roll lines, the front edge of the jacket and part way along the hem. This ensures the fronts hang perpendicular to the floor when the jacket is open; catches the raw edge of the constantly fraying canvas and gives you a great sense of achievement when it’s done.
The button holes are bound in the shell fabric and hand stitched in place. I added a much softer and looser canvas across the shoulders and back for extra shaping and firmness.
You can see how this fabric frays like mad – so every raw edge needs some sort of treatment otherwise the whole jacket would unravel like a jumper.
Sorry I don’t have pretty pictures for you to look at – maybe soon.
I have teenage son’s summer school graduation in two week’s time – that’s also coincides with my 10 weeks construction prediction. Haven’t started on sleeves yet or lining, shoulder pads still to do, finish the collar and front facings!
Will the vintage jacket be completed on time?
Thanks for reading. Ruth