After few months of slaw sewing the French jacket is officially finished.
I was waiting for some free time and time during the day to take few pictures – and here it is – my finished French jacket. This ‘try-out’ version turns out well. I like the fit of the jacket, the construction, the process. Now I have to check how it will be in practice – wearing it. I have this jersey (which serves on the picture as a cover of a dress-form) to make a top to go with this jacket. I have as well a woven fabric for a dress. Well, I have to make few things to wear with this jacket – great opportunity to renew my wardrobe.
The buttonholes went great. I had no issues with them. The hand-stitching was very relaxing.
The bust darts and back-shoulder darts were eased and steamed – love this method. I will try to use it in a skirt as well (under condition I will make skirt from wool woven fabric).
I have to look for a little heavier chain next time.
Working on the jacket is time-consuming, but you work with great attention to details. I did not mind all hand stitching – it was relaxing.
Yes – I am ready to work on the next one.
If you leave in the Netherlands and you would like to have one – just let me know – or go to http://www.redpointtailor.nl.