Thursday, May 17, 2012

An insider's view

 
 I don't have much time for blog posts lately.  But a promise is a promise and I wanted to show off the inside view of my latest Ponte jacket.  Really there must be at least 5 metres of seam binding in this garment and I not regret a centimetre of it.  What isn't bound has French seams, not a finish I'd recommend for Ponte but it worked well enough on the sleeves and shoulders.
I've also included a photo of my nearly finished Beignet skirt.  Now here I have a confession to make.  I recut the panel with the bound buttonholes that were utterly awful.  Tonight I put together 10 self covered buttons.  I now need to make the six belt loops, attach them and sew 10 button holes.  Ah easy!!  I will donate this pattern back to the lovely Becky whose gifted me a Collette gift voucher.  Becky, I really do love my skirt but there is only Beignet in me!

Next up, I am finishing a leopard print trench that I started before I went to Europe; and will be cutting out some more workwear.

12 comments:

  1. Such wonderful finishing! It is so well worth it to have things look good on the inside as well as the outside. Lovely work.

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  2. Your jacket is lovely enough to wear inside out. After all the work you put into it, I can imagine that you would like for everyone to see just how lovely the inside is. Enjoy your jacket.

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  3. Great jacket inside and out!

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  4. The inside of the jacket looks great! Also, I've acquired my own Beignet pattern since that giveaway, so feel free to pass it along elsewhere. :)

    (And you're right--silk organza does seem rather extravagant for making a pattern. He gave his reasons on the video and they made sense, but I actually had an easier time getting straight lines with the polyester stuff!)

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  5. Great finishing details Gail. Don't you feel good knowing they're there!

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  6. This is a lovely jacket and beautifully finished!

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  7. You could wear your jacket inside out it's so neat. Looking forward to seeing your skirt.

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  8. The inside looks just as good as the outside! Beautiful work!

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  9. What a lovely job. Nicely finished seams on the inside are so satisfying. I hope you manage to show them off every time you take the jacket of and drape it on your chair back!

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  10. I love your sewing, always stylish
    Do you know why Eugenia has stopped blogging? I see that you caught up with her on your UK trip. She is one of my favourite bloggers and miss her updates very much.

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  11. OOh- I loved how you finished the inside of the jacket. I appreciate all the effort that goes into a garment like this.

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