This winter I’m sewing along with Tasia at Sewaholic.net. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I are all making her Minoru jacket pattern, and here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
I’m on a boat.
No, seriously, I’m writing while on a ferry to a little island off the coast of California to celebrate life with friends. I’m trying the whole post-by-iPhone thing, so please forgive any broken links.
Day two: attach the sleeves. Check. I top stitched before trimming the seam allowances as an excuse to use my appliqué scissors.
Day four: make the hood. Check. I even lined my hood with the same Bemberg lining I’m using for the inside of the jacket. I sewed the curved seam down the back of the hood for both the shell and lining, and then I basted the two wrong sides together. Finally, I hemmed the front of the hood per the original directions, folding half an inch in twice and edge stitching. I liked the little bit of facing this method created.
Now back to the boat. Happy Sunday all!