In Progress

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McCall’s 6800.

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But first, bias tape.

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Lots and lots of bias tape.

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Sandpaper for distressing seams before topstitching.

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Topstitching. Also lacing loops in back. Because everything is better with lacing.

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Bound seams.

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Sneaky pocket topstitching.

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It’s coming together! Also, full circle skirt. Also, I got 4 metres of that lace, and it’s all laid out there.

Tomorrow, I put in sleeves! And maybe buy more lace. And more fabric for bias tape. I’m going to run out.

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28 responses to “In Progress

  1. I love that pattern. I’m sure it’s going to look real good on you.

  2. Ali

    Wow! You’ve been busy – looking forward yo seeing it finished ✂️😀✂️

  3. Wow, that is a lot of work! It is looking great.

  4. It’s looking terrific! Wow – sand paper distressing is hard core… And have you chalked the fabric before cutting the bias tape or are you just able to do it by sight???

    • I have in the past marked it before cutting, and I also have one of those magnetic guides that sticks to your scissors, but I find that for most of my purposes, anyway, eyeballing is fine. The edges are generally turned under or trimmed off and don’t show. YMMV. ;)

  5. What a gorgeous pattern! Can’t wait to see the finished article.

  6. This is going to be a freakin’ awesome coat!! Can’t wait to see it finished!!

  7. What a great pattern! I am sure it will be wonderful!

  8. Wow, such a lot of work and attention to detail. Sandpapering seams – never heard of that one! It’s going to be fantastic.

  9. Excited to see the finished product…..I love the pattern.

  10. Wow, that looks like another epic project…

  11. Stacey

    I can’t wait to see your finished product!!! I love that you are using camo :)

  12. I love the idea of sanding the seams before topstitching! I might try that on my jeans (whenever I get back to them). Smart woman, you are.

    Also, I don’t think I realized you were making a jacket! I thought you were making pants! lol Cannot wait to see the finished garment.

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