Jacket for DSIL - Progress & Problems

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Hi all,

I just wanted to share my success with you: The jacket for my DSIL is nearly
completed. I basted in the sleeves and had serious doubts about their cut
(see last paragraph in 'More about my new toy'), but yesterday I went to see
her for a fitting and she doesn't mind that they are a little gathered. It
looks really good on her, nice and feminine (on me it looked like something
taken from a rural Bavarian second-hand clothes shop). I guess it's because
her shoulders are not as wide as mine so the gathered bit is a little down
the upper arm and not right on the shoulder point.

Since the sleeves are rather long, I suggested that we turn the cuffs back.
So, to keep the seam allowance invisible, I folded a the sleeve about 3 cm
inwards, then folded the entire thing out and up (I hope I could convey my
idea, I'm a little bit at a loss for words here). Now the edge of the fabric
will come out directly where the sleeve touches the hand. My problem: Should
I get some kind of binding to hide it, should I leave it just as it is, or
should I fold it inwards a little. Nothing seems the ideal solution for this
problem. Help me with your brainpower, please!

U.


Re: Jacket for DSIL - Progress & Problems
On 17/01/2011 10:40, Ursula Schrader wrote:
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I think I'd bind it...  Satin bias tape to match the fabric?

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Uh, well, I thought of that, but I think it wouldn't look to good. It
occurred to me that I could cut off the excess fabric and sew it on with the
seam allowance on the other side (or use what's left of the fabric for this
purpose). Then fold it upwards twice and fix with mumble-mumble invisible
stitch (open for suggestions). The allowance of the seam to join both parts
would be on the outside but would disappear under the cuff. What do you
think?

U.

 


Re: Jacket for DSIL - Progress & Problems
All of us understand that you folks have been awake and going about 6 hours
before dawn even begins on this side of the pond.  I was reading about
trying on the jacket "(on me
 it looked like something taken from a rural Bavarian second-hand clothes
 shop) "
        and really laughed loud.  This before I'd had more that a sip of
coffee.
    I recognize the look.
    My closet has an azalea pink and black floral silk jacket.  I never wear
it.  It makes me look like the sofa in Great Aunt Hortense's front parlor.
All I'd need to complete the look would be a lampshade with beaded fringe.
Polly


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Re: Jacket for DSIL - Progress & Problems
On 17/01/2011 14:32, Polly Esther wrote:
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A friend is having an 18th C panniered gown made.  She refers to it as
her 'sofa', after a remark James once made...  He saw this (really
ugly!) gown in one of my V&A costume books and said, Mummy, why is that
lay wearing a sofa?  He was about 6 at the time...


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Re: Jacket for DSIL - Progress & Problems
On 17/01/2011 15:08, Kate XXXXXX wrote:

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That is nearly as good as his comment about the cold people :-)

Lizzy


Re: Jacket for DSIL - Progress & Problems
thank you for the laugh Polly!

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"Polly Esther" wrote...
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"betsey" wrote...
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And there goes another couple of keyboards... Sorry. ;-)

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I can imagine so clearly... I wish I could draw that.

U.

 


Re: Jacket for DSIL - Progress & Problems
On 17/01/2011 13:46, Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Sounds good to me!  :)

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