Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Black on Black, with black thread....
Here is my effort at a welted pocket with a flap. I've done one welted pocket before and this one turned out quite nicely. They aren't actually difficult, just fussy. I'm happy that the underside looks as nice as the outside. The pattern didn't call for an upper welt, but I think if I had to do it over, I'd probably put one in, just because it isn't too much more work. These pockets are large enough to be more than decorative.
I sort of wish I'd been able to find a nice polished cotton or some other interesting fabric for the lining, at least all but the sleeves, but in the time I had, this regular old lining fabric was the best solution I could find.
What's left to do? First, slip stitching the other half of the peplum lining. Then assemble the two halves. Attach the peplum to the top. Then it's make the button holes and sew on the buttons! Before the coat can be worn though, it will need a very thorough dehairing from the shedding cats.