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Acorns to Oaktrees

March 12th, 2008 at 12:15 am

Jacket Progress

in: Sewing

Things are moving along. As you can see the fronts and backs are finished. I forgot to increase the hem depth from 5/8 inches, so my hems are going to be kinda skimpy. I briefly thought about facing the hem, but let’s be serious here.

I sewed, serged, and top-stitched the sleeves only to discover that I had done the wrong seam. ARGH!!! Who ever heard of a 3 piece sleeve anyway! I had to rip that all out and sew the underarm (lower?) seam on the sleeve. That seam needs to be sewn so that one can attach the sleeve facings (psuedo-cuffs). The thing is that they have you put the cuffs on and then (I think) you are supposed to sew (no problem), serge (no problem and that’s my addition to the instructions), and topstitch that upper seam allowance. I can’t figure out how to do that, so I’m not going to do it, and I’m going to cease worrying about it right now. The cuffs are on the sleeves. One upper sleeve seam is sewn; one is not. So one cuff is ready to be topstiched.

Oh, did I mention that the collar is done. I have to attach it.

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