She did it again
I love it when students come over and tell me what they are going to be doing in the lesson.I have a lesson plan in place before they come but some of them have their own very definite ideas. We discuss lesson plans for the following lessons but they go home and get other ideas.
That tailored jacket that she had made a few weeks ago has been used a lot and she finds it very comfortable and versatile so she decided to create another.
This time the base jacket was a linen that had belonged to her husband.
She removed the sleeves and adjusted the shoulders.
Marking the new cutting line after trying the jacket on
Before attaching the upcycled sleeves she pinned the lining to the jacket and stitched the 2 layers together very close to the edge so that it would be easy to attach the sleeves.
She also tapered the side seams to soften the boxy, bulky look of the jacket.
The sleeves she brought from home this time. They were removed from a bulky sweater.
After adjusiing the size of the arm scythe and putting about a hundred pins in she stitched the sleeve in.
Why so many pins? The jacket is linen and the sleeves are a knit fabric which stretch so lots of pins to prevent the sleeve head from stretching while being sewn down.