Saturday, 5 October 2013
Stitch using uneven basting along the roll line using silk basting thread ensuring you only catch a thread of the fashion fabric when stitching through hair canvas.
Cut a length of twill tape 10mm shorter than the roll line and pin ends to end of roll line.
Smooth out to distribute ease evenly and catch stitch tape in place again ensuring you only catch a thread of fashion fabric through hair canvas. Fell stitch along the edges to hold them down nice a flat.
Cut 5 patches 2.5 x 3 inches to make lips and pin right sides together over the marked and interfaced button holes.
On the interfacing side stitch around the window using 1.5 stitch length on the machine.
Cut along the center line of the buttonhole and into the courners of the rectangles. Form lips of buttonholes and pin in place. Hand stitch in the ditch all around the outside of the buttonhole and whip stitch lips together with silk basing thread.
Trim off the excess fabric around the buttonhole and lightly steam and pat with hand to flatten.
Friday, 4 October 2013
Small rectangles of fusible interfacing were used to stabilise the areas on the right front piece (shown) and the cuffs. I do not own pinking shears but I did not want a ridge to show through to the front side of the jacket so I cut a zig zagged edge using embroidery sissors.
button hole windows were marked at 1/8th inch longer than actual buttons. Lips were 1/8 th inch wide, making the whole window 1/4 inch wide.
I am going to leave finishing the buttonholes until tomorrow morning when I am fresher as I do not want any mistakes.