This is the second photo-thought-dump in two days, with two biggish projects running concurrently I need to keep notes. I’m making this Advance 2960 jacket for Sherry’s RTW Sewalong, I finished all the assignments to date except cutting the block-fused pieces.
I want to use this buckle, self-fabric belt. Poly-cotton satin stripe, 1m by 60″ wide fit all my pieces. I decided to cut lining for the big pouch pockets from the stripe. The lining reminds me of candy, I couldn’t be happier with my choice. (It was that or the fluffy cloud print, a win-win really.)
Layout of all the block-fused pieces. I need this for later.
I was stingy with the cutting, these are my scraps. Aussie flag playing card for scale. I have enough corduroy left for a pegged deco skirt with a back (or maybe front) kick flounce thanks to my scroogy cutting. More on that later.
I used Armoweft because Sherry did. It’s a novelty to be taught rather than teach, so I’m copying her as slavishly as possible. This interfacing needs a presscloth- some of the resin bleeds through the interfacing. It reminds me of light chain mail, if mail were made of rayon. Check out the roll it makes with my cord. When I laid this out and placed my press cloth to begin fusing, I felt like I faced a monumental task but it turned out to be fairly quick. I thought to cover the ironing board with corduroy, to lay the block-fused section face down on it to protect the nap. Testing showed me I couldn’t flatten the nap on this cord with any amount of steam or heat, it would scorch first.
Janet! Janet! Wide-wale corduroy welts work without shaving! Huzzah!
I’m having trouble with the findings. I want a metal button with a shank which comes in at least two different diameters. I would prefer a dull pewter finish, and I would like a 3/4″-1″ size for the larger button. To date, the silly pirate button comes closest to fulfilling those criteria.
My theme for this jacket is purely reactionary to our turbulent times- a demilitarized jacket. It’s modeled on a WW2 military cut, but I’m using non-military type materials and trimmings. The blue plastic buttons fit this theme, I may use them despite the words “plastic” and “shankless.” The white metal buttons caught my eye the other day, I like to think they would match well with an old belt buckle I want to eventually recycle.
I’m heading out with a like-minded sewist to discover exactly the perfect buttons on Thursday. We’ll see.