Saturday, May 5, 2012

I bet she abandoned that Chanel Jacket muslin...

Not so, still working on it, this bit is not really exciting.  I'm trimming the seam allowances and catch stitching them onto the organza.  See?

One side trimmed....
One seam allowance trimmed

Both sides trimmed...
back seam trimmed

Are you still with me or do you need some coffee?  Catch stitching next....
catch stitch detail

Sure couture is all fun and games until the wide seam allowances turn on you, so it's important to tame them.
Pressing does little to help this process, and you really don't want to flatten the seams with an iron, you want them to roll a little, like they've not been touched by human hands.... (of course you wouldn't want a jacket made by a monkey.... not that I've ever seen a sewing monkey...are we done yet?).

Front princess line seams catch stitched here...

  front catch stitch detail


Side panels finished here....

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The back seam finished here...just the sleeves and armhole left to go.
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I think I like it inside out better than right side out but it could be that I'm getting a little punchy.
Is that spaghetti?
trimmings

5 comments:

Corrine said...

I am so impressed! Now I just want to remind you that a art quilter would save all those strips of organza, gather them up with a tiny stitch, form them into little flowers and tack them to something. Of course, a little seed pearl would be lovely stitched to the center of the little flower, I'm just saying. Waste nothing, save everything in little bins, boxes or baskets and label them clearly.

couturearts said...

I love a good catchstitch. I've just found your blog and am fascinated with your progress. Claudine (couturearts.wordpress.com)

ELMO said...

Surely you're not encouraging me to hoard scraps, it took me a long time to get rid of the last ones. I do make an exception with silk organza though, I use the selvages as stays on other projects.

Clio said...

That's a great tip! I guess I'll be hoarding silk organza scraps from now on!

ELMO said...

Welcome Claudine, This process is slow so stick with me.

Clio - I also keep my silk dupioni selvages for the same thing, they don't bulk things up.