But first, bias tape.
Lots and lots of bias tape.
Sandpaper for distressing seams before topstitching.
Topstitching. Also lacing loops in back. Because everything is better with lacing.
Sneaky pocket topstitching.
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.
Filed under Sewing
Tagged as in progress, McCall's 6800
I love that pattern. I’m sure it’s going to look real good on you.
I love it, too—it has just about everything you could want in a coat. 🙂
Wow! You’ve been busy – looking forward yo seeing it finished ✂️😀✂️
This is looking good
Thank you! It’s feeling a bit like a marathon…
Wow, that is a lot of work! It is looking great.
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. 😉
It’s going to be amazing!
Thanks! I’m excited. 😀
What a gorgeous pattern! Can’t wait to see the finished article.
Thanks! Only problem is I won’t really be able to wear it for, oh, three more months? /sigh
This is going to be a freakin’ awesome coat!! Can’t wait to see it finished!!
Thanks! Yeah, I’m pretty stoked.
looking so good already
What a great pattern! I am sure it will be wonderful!
Wow, such a lot of work and attention to detail. Sandpapering seams – never heard of that one! It’s going to be fantastic.
It’s not uncommon, I guess, in the world of distressing denim… but I haven’t done it much before…
Excited to see the finished product…..I love the pattern.
Wow, that looks like another epic project…
Yeah, maybe a little more intense than I should’ve taken on… But so much fun. 😦
I can’t wait to see your finished product!!! I love that you are using camo 🙂
Thanks! Yeah, I definitely have a weakness for camo…
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.
I think I got the suggestion from Angela Wolf in her interview on Thread Cult. Anyway. It’s nice because you get the distressed seam without destroying your topstitching thread.
Angela wolf interview: http://daughterfish.com/?p=4302
ARE YOU SATAN?! yes, this is a beautiful pattern and you made it look beautiful on you, but CAMO?!?!?!! CAMO PRINT IS THE SKIN OF SATAN. HOW COULD YOU DO THIS. SOME PEOPLE WILL GO INTO CARDIAC ARREST WHEN THEY COME IN CONTACT WITH CAMO PRINT. DO YOU WANT TO KILL?!?!? There is only one way to fix this. Repent. Burn the jacket.
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