Posts tagged tailoring

Prepping for my Clare coat project

I have a lot of creative things floating around both in my head and in my hands lately. Behind-the-scenes, I’m working on my next knitting pattern release. Not-behind-the-scenes, I have lots of things on my list. Too many. Ugh! But right now, one of the main ones is the Closet… read more »

My tweed Cascade duffle coat

Wee heeeee, my Cascade duffle coat is complete! And this is a big post, because hello, I sewed a coat and it took me from January to March, so there’s a lot to share! Right off the bat let me apologize these aren’t the greatest photos… it was as bright… read more »

My finished Sew for Victory jacket

Oh yeah! I introduce to you the best thing I’ve ever sewn. That’s right, my Sew for Victory jacket is complete! Can you believe it? Be prepared for a bucketload of photos. Because let’s be real here. Internally, I’m actually shouting, “HOLY SHIT I CAN’T BELIEVE I SEWED THIS OMG!!”… read more »

40s jacket progress: the last steps

While you’re not seeing it today, my Sew for Victory jacket is now complete! I’m super anxious to share it with you, but I’m staying on track so I can just share the remaining construction bits. I’m also being sneaky and going to show only up close photos until the… read more »

40s jacket progress: the lining (sewing & attaching)

Well everyone, my Sew for Victory jacket continues! I have never spent so long thinking about and working on a sewing project, so I’m sorry my non-jacket posts are few and far between right now. 😉 I am so close to being finished I can taste it! But today I’m… read more »

40s jacket progress: the outer shell

Last Monday I started cutting out all my pieces for my Sew for Victory jacket. And let me tell you, fabric, underlining and lining… that’s a lot of cutting. Phew. So far things have been going pretty well, so I thought I’d catch you up on the assembly of the… read more »

Sharing "How to Tailor a Woman’s Suit" from 1946

Last night I stumbled across a great vintage sewing resource completely by accident! I was searching for suggestions on how to tack the center back pleat of the lining on my Sew for Victory jacket. I just wanted to do something slightly more decorative than simply sewing it a couple… read more »

40s jacket progress: supplies and such

Today is the next installment in my jacket progress for Sew for Victory! First, thank you all SO much for your comments and congratulations on my interview in Knit Now magazine. I’m still kind of reeling from that. 🙂 But back to my project. I’m getting ready to start on… read more »

40s jacket progress: the muslin

Well everyone, I am now fully ensconced in my Sew for Victory jacket project! For my project posts going forward, I’ll add a little sidebar that links back to every post I tag with “sew for victory”. I hope it may help someone in the future watching me take on… read more »

My Sew for Victory project: first steps

I know I don’t frequently talk a whole lot of shop during the construction of the garments I sew or knit, but I was thinking of doing it a bit with my Sew for Victory project. It’s the biggest project I’ve ever undertaken, and I know a lot of you… read more »