Alrighty, so I ended up doing the second fitting and forgetting to take pictures, So! My bad. Sorry guys! I am on to cutting the fabric already. I work so closed minded that I always forget that I need to show everyone where I am at most of the time!
So after washing and drying, and dyeing the fabric, it’s time to cut, once your pattern is ready of course 🙂
I’ll explain what I’m doing here.
As I told you before, the shell fabric (The houndstooth outer fabric) is rather thing. Too thin for being a winter coat. So I also purchased a heavy duty wool coating material that is actually made to do this sort of stuff. What I am doing is laying both the outer material, as well as the coating material down together, and pinning the pattern on top of both, then I am cutting out the patter.
Now I know what you are thinking, that seems pretty sketchy.
But the thing is, I’ve done this before and it has working out. You just need to remember a couple things.
After cutting out each piece, you have to then sew the individual pattern pieces to their corresponding pieces. But you can’t sew all the way around. This creates a pocket and it gives the fabric a chance to bubble int he middle with no where for the fabric to rest too. So there for I am sewing along three out of the four sides like this. Leaving the bottom open. I do this because when the pieces hang, gravity will help everything ease into place as well. Repeat for all the pieces.
I cut that patterns at an inch and a half seam allowance as well, so that I could allow for any adjustments during the final fitting if needed.
I sewed the extra pieces together at 1″ seam allowance here.
And lastly, I got some double sided bias interfacing tape. In retrospect, It would have been easier to put this one BEFORE I sewed most of the edges on, but oh well 🙂 I cut the pieces to length, then I gently put them in between the two layers and pressed. This will make it easier for me to get a nice shape out of the fabrics so that they will act more like one piece of fabric.
That’s where I am at now! Let me know if you have any questions! 😀
Have a great one everyone!