This prject seems like a never ending story.
I've just sorted out fitting my muslin. Fitting the 3 piece-sleeves took ages. My sister pointed aout that the shouders were too long. So had to shorten them.
I thought I would feel better with a little bit of ease around the biceps line and add 1/4'' around the arm at the sleeve
Here's what it looks like.Plus the sketch my sister made to help me fiitting the sleeve end.
I must say that Claire Schaeffer's Couture Techniques is realy helpful. Eventually I ended making a swap following her method :
1 Cutting rectangles for each section from the shell fabric and the lining fabric about 4in. bigger than the finished garment section
2 Roughly outline the section shape ont the right side of the rectangles
3 Lay the lining wrong side up and top it with the fabric side up aligning grainlines.
4 Pin the sections together on on the intended quilting lines.
5 With diagonal stitches baste between the pinned rows and remove the pins.
That's where I stopped.
Today I will machine quilt the sample and that's where I need your help, please.
Some of you are using a walking foot. What is it and can it be donne with a normal foot?
The dominant colour of my tweed is off white and the lining looks like hand painted splashes (does it make sense to you?) of acid green and deep purple. I intend to use invisible thread on the lining side because I fear that the off white thread that I want to use for the shell might be disgracious. Does it sounds correct to you? Do you have any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance.