Monday, October 7, 2013
Ready, Set. . .Go! I Mean SEW!
It's Muslin Monday! The Little French Jacket sewalong swings into action with Step 1: Constructing the muslin. I've selected a companion pattern to Kwik Sew 2577, which will be the foundation shape of the garment. However, Vogue 7015 contains some shaping that I may want to include. It just depends on how I think it will look on the fashion fabric, which has some elaborate metallic motifs that may not look right with darting.
Both patterns are, alas, out-of-print. Both Vogue 7015 and Kwik Sew 3577 can be found online. The book in the photo is the venerable Couture Sewing Techniques, by Clair Shaeffer. Her new book - ideal for this sewalong - is, unfortunately, still not on my shelf.
If we follow the calendar for this sewalong, in just a few weeks, we'll each own a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, thrill-to-wear, honest-to-goodness COUTURE jacket! We're off to the races. . .which, come to think of it, would be a smashing place to wear a couture jacket!