Thursday, September 26, 2013

Taking the long way...

I said at the beginning of this coat project that I wouldn't be taking shortcuts.  Another way of saying that is that I'm taking the long way.  My pace has slowed as I've entered into uncharted territory:  pad stitched collars, interlining + lining, welt pockets in linings, deciding how I will insert the lining (bagged or not), & sleeve heads.

Here are a few quick photos:

Pad Stitched and steamed collar

Welt pocket in Lining

Fleece Sleeve Head
I am almost ready to put the lining in.  I have almost decided on how to do that.

The questions are:

  • Do I attach the lining sleeves to the body of the lining and then bag the whole thing?
  • Do I attach the lining sleeves to the rest of the lining and do all hems by hand?
  • Do I bag the bodice (can I call it that if it's only part of the lining) and attach the lining sleeves by machine at the hem and by hand at the armhole?
Decisions decisions.  I will be adding piping along the facings.  I will hand baste that in first so I still have some time to decide.  Suggestions or recommendations are very welcome!


  1. Very nice job! can't wait to see it finished! you are really doing everything!

  2. Well I'm going to be of no help but however you decide to do it it's gonna be awesome when it's done!

  3. Looking awesome! Such dedication - I don't know that I'd have the patience for all of the work you've put into this masterpiece.

    Linings can be weird; if you bag the whole thing, you could end up with puckering if the lining is just a smidge too short anywhere. If it were me, I would probably put the sleeve linings in first, basting at the armhole, then put the body lining in and hand sew the hem and the armsyce over the sleeve lining.

    Though, this coming from someone who's had fabric to make 2 coats for the last 2-5 years and has been too chicken to start.


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