Gertie's coat sew along marathon week
Ta ta ta taaaaaa
Today is day 1: recap' and button holes.
So far, I had chosen the pattern, completed the muslin, pre-shrinked the fabric, copied and cut the pattern... Here are a few pictures to remember!
|I went for an Ottobre pattern, a pure budgetary decision|
|Muslin 1 issues: shoulders too wide, body not wide enough.|
|Bottom of the coat too small|
|Second version of the muslin:way better. Just a bit worried about the sleeves length...|
|Chosen fashion fabric: Mustard wool. I have another lining now ;) To be seen later this week...|
Now I will follow Gertie's instructions. The first thing I did was to make bound buttonholes. It was A LOT of work and my first attempt. I had four to make and some look better then other. I liked her patch method a lot and I am going to re-use it quite a lot! I have used left-over chiffon that I had from a bridesmaid dress I made this summer. It worked quite well.
|Applying interfacing and drawing the rectangles|
|Pinning the chiffon|
|Sewing the rectangles|
|From the inside|
|Pulling the patch|
|The button passes!|
|And hides my mess|
|Said mess, I'll do better next time ;)|
|Yep, the things are a bit crooked... :S But fairly steady!|
As people say, practice makes perfect. I am sure that my next button holes will be better. But I am not going to complain too much. They're ok, and you won't see them that much behind my cute self covered buttons ;)
That is it for DAY 1 of my marathon! Tomorrow, I'll blog about a LOT of handstitching!
Did you participate to or finish the sew-along?Did you make bound buttonholes? Did you blog about it?
It would be great to include a link in the comments, so everyone sees how everyone did!