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!


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