We interrupt your regularly scheduled jacket mangling…

To bring you… a tailor’s ham!

Home-made tailor's ham

Based on the Burdastyle tutorial, it is one half wool, one half cotton twill, stuffed with cotton scraps, and a bit funny-shaped and triangular, not to mention lumpy. I’m not convinced the scrap-stuffing is going to be firm enough in the long run… we’ll see. I feel like a rice or barley stuffing might be a good alternative to the sawdust I don’t have ready access too. I’m not sure what the store-bought ones are stuffed with these days (feels light and plasticky, though). However, it was a lot better to try and shape the jacket shoulders than just the edge of the regular ironing board. I’ve been meaning to make one of these for a while (basically ever since I saw the Burdastyle tutorial), as I’m too cheap to buy one. Next on the list will be a sleeve roll…



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3 responses to “We interrupt your regularly scheduled jacket mangling…

  1. That is so cool! I foolishly bought mine. Good luck with the jacket. I haven’t been brave enough to make one yet.

  2. seemane

    Oh, spooky! I’m making a dressmaker’s/tailor’s ham & seam roll this weekend.

    I’ve got myself some packets of wood shavings (as an alternative to the wood sawdust) from a “99p” store (where you guessed it everything is 99pence = $1.50 USD/€1.20 EUROS approx.). I got some wool fabric scraps from work, and I’ve a bunch of muslin (we call it calico in the UK) ready to make these handy little tools πŸ™‚

    The packet of wood shavings look similar to this one (photo), but are I different make IIRC.

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