Oh boy! Laughing Moon #137 pelisse, OMG will it never end?
I have been sewing away forever and I don’t feel like there’s much to show for it…I have to console myself that bar some handsewing [quite a lot] and some lonnnnnng machine seams [still quite a few] this can still come together in time for Thursday.
So I’d prepped all the bloody piping [why didn’t I just skip it? Why?] Today I ‘just’ pinned and basted it on, then sandwiched and pinned/and/or/basted again, then stitched. Several times.
1] collar [which is supposed to stand but is floppy…may have to utilise my Edwardian collar stays…]
2] back side seams
3] shoulder seams
4] HUGELY LONG [because I is a fatty innit] belt
I also sewed the side seams and the four bands that go round the forearm.
I tackled the puffed & ‘slashed’ oversleeves, and the 6 little bows and their bands.
I sewed bias binding onto the facing, and faffed with that. Decided that pinking the seams will have to do as I cannot be arsed to do any other finish.
The main fabric has that slight velvety nap, and a tiny bit of crepe-like stretch..everything needs top stitching or understitching as the main fabric stretchiness fights a good pressing. The damn satin remnant I’m using for the lining stretches QUITE A LOT…if I hadn’t steamed the fook out of the belt, that stretch fabric would have made it twist like a bloody corkscrew…
Still to do:
All the inside hand stitching on the bodice facing and little sleeves
Insert small puffed sleeves
sew up skirt panels AND lining
assemble long sleeves
Insert long sleeves, finish cuff edge
Add 4 fore-arm bands over long sleeves [more hand stitching]
Attach skirt to bodice
hem and fastenings [more hand stitching]
That’s all right then