And so the coat making commences!
Well, sort of. I rough cut out my pieces from the cashmere (more on that shortly), and cut out the interfacing. Then I stopped and looked at my sewing room table. On one side were all the pieces of the baby duffle coats I’m making, all interfaced with gorgeous weft interfacing. On the other side were my cashmere pieces about to interfaced… with rubbish interfacing. I struggle at the best of times with being patient, but I had to admit that it was a bit silly to make less effort with my own coat than those for little girls (lovely as they are).
So I calmed down, and ordered myself some more good interfacing, and decided to start instead with the lining. Double bonus: sewing the lining is usually very boring and frustrating at the end of a project, so getting it done first actually sort of makes sense.
I’m using this crazily excellent flamingo poly crepe de chine, which is gorge. However, it does fray like a maniac, so despite the fact the inside of the lining will never be visible, I decided to serge everything. I started off by serging the piece edges, and then doing the seams with my sewing machine so that I could press the seams totally flat (if you serge the pieces together they’re more bulky).
Here’s as far as I was able to take it, sans fabric pieces.
It is entirely apparent at this point that I didn’t make any attempt at seam matching. I dunno… maybe I should have, given all the time and cost in making a coat. And yet I have to admit that it didn’t even occur to me. The upside is that now I have excellent mutant flamingos going on:
What fabric animal have you decapitated and re-capitated, readers?