I like my house to smell nice. I like walking in the door and being welcomed by a pleasant smell. I use essential oils for the home to achieve this. It takes hard work because I have two dogs and they are very good at making everything smell like dog. The carpets, the sofa, and … Continue reading Essential Oils for the Home
The finished wool coat. Winter is upon us with unusual enthusiasm, this year. I made this coat to wear in Toronto where is is usually much colder than here (North Vancouver). I was pleased to get this coat out and wear it here. It occurred to me that I have committed the unpardonable sin of … Continue reading Finished FSG 1963 wool coat.
Continuing to assemble my wool coat I guess they are not really distractions as I am still sewing. Coat Assembly: Hand stitching is the hallmark of a couture garment I stitch the coat and sleeve hems by hand and attach the linings by hand also. These can be done by machine but I prefer the … Continue reading Sewing distractions get in the way of my FSG 1963 wool coat assembly
Sewing struggles with my gorgeous wool coat I was feeling depressed about this coat. I tried to make the welt pocket match the stripe pattern. That meant cutting them off grain. Even with iron on interfacing I could not get them to be flat and ripple free. I did them on grain and they were … Continue reading Fashion Sewing Group 1963 Wool Coat Construction- shoulder and side seams and collar
Fusing the interfacing to the wool coat fabric I have to admit that fusing interfacing is not my favorite job. Fusing the whole front is very tedious. I used a fusiknit interfacing for the front pieces and the hems of the sleeves and the back pieces. I also fused the shoulder seam on the back … Continue reading Cutting and fusing. FSG 1963 Wool Coat