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