Small setback with my hacking jacket…..
Just spent my precious evening sewing time ripping out one sleeve and resetting it completely. On closer inspection it was 2 vertical lines out! I was concentrating on the horizontals so much that I hadn’t noticed that the sleeves were slightly differently set from each other on the vertical matching.
See the vertical orange stripe on the shoulder of the right hand side – it joins into the arm scythe , on the left it runs all the way down. Just had to be fixed.
I’m afraid this was a bigger job than just resetting one sleeve. The whole inside had been catch stitched, shoulder pads put in, sleeve heads inserted – all had to come out!
I’m going to stop looking for faults or this thing will never be ready for autumn – which has officially started here, even though the weather is better than ‘summer’ at the moment.
The good news is the lining body is made, complete with inside pocket and when the jacket is finished, it’s ready to be hand sewn in. Then the sleeves, button holes and buttons. A damn good pressing and ready to wear. Must keep focusing on the end result.
Soon. (I hope)