Make sure to have all in place before you start working on a French Jacket

Preparation is crucial –  it is half way, as my mom used to say. It is so true.

I stared to work on my French jacket as a try garment. I was not so sure about the fabric but the more I look at it and see the jacket coming to the end I like it more and more.
At the same time I am more and more angry on myself for the shortcuts.

The biggest one – a lining. I was sure I have enough lining at home however when it came to cutting it appeared I have only a small piece of the colour I wanted to use. All shops were closed – Sunday – and I did not want to wait, so I decided to use what I had.

Working on the French Jacket - lining quited to the fashion fabric

MISTAKE!  MISTAKE! MISTAKE! NO MORE SHORTCUTS!
Now it will take me more time to fix somehow this issue – but I am not going to put new lining… I am going to have a red – about 5 cm – band  around the hem, centre front and the neckline.
I have bought the lining for a dress (yesterday – pity I did not do this when buying this fabric) which happened to have perfect colour for this jacket. 

Working on the French Jacket - lining quited to the fashion fabric

But first – let’s have some hand-stitching …

Working on the French Jacket - lining quited to the fashion fabric

Next stopper is trim – I am still looking for a proper one. Maybe I will use the red lining and let is extend a little below the edge.

By Red Point Tailor

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5 thoughts on “Make sure to have all in place before you start working on a French Jacket

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    1. Well… one day home is making big difference. No disturbance, silence and jacket 🙂 I like seeing the progress.
      I think the most time we spend on buying a fabric – then thinking about lining, trim, buttons, etc… sometimes (or maybe often) what to make out of this fabric… we have so many ecellent patterns in our stash 🙂 The moment decision is taken – the sewing is going ok.
      Unless we start to change our mind 🙂

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