Update on DGD's kilt (the "practice one):
Today, I sewed the hem, basted all the pleats for pressing
(four rows of basting across the width of the back pleats),
hand stitched the hidden pleat, and secured the top-inside
of the inverted box pleat, and basted the
deep-pleats-to-the-apron (for steaming and shaping later).
Took a *really* *deep* *breath* and cut the top of the
pleats Now I've finished the steeking, next is opening the
buttonhole. I can actually see the light at the end of the
tunnel (provided, of course, that's not an oncoming
Tomorrow I will start the interlining and lining; sew the
apron facings, and fringe the right apron edge, after that
it's on to the waistband, sewing on the buckles and straps,
other fiddly finishing bits, then the final pressing.
Whew! Haven't counted up the hours yet, but it's many....
I've been trying to take pictures as I go, and I'll get them
online at some point.
- posted 12 years ago