Sunday, October 25, 2009

Progress report

This jacket is taking much longer than I had anticipated but is nearly done. I spent a lot of time researching and receiving advice on how to do a quilted lining. In the end, I decided that this silk tweed was too fine for quilting. My lining is conventional but hand sewn at the armholes and the hemline.
The next obstacle came when choosing a trim. I went all over Sydney looking for the perfect trim. Defeated I opted for a fairly traditional trim from Spotlight which I used back to front to give this metalic effect.
The trim is only pinned in place to show the effect. Next up - attach the trims and finish the thing! Does anyone have a tip on how to mitre the corners of trim without unravelling and frayed edges?