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Reviewed by:Maggiedoll

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Posted on:12/13/10 4:30 PM
Last Updated:12/20/10 10:28 AM

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moushka said...
In tailoring, the sleeve hem is basted about 1/4 inch from the folded edge to keep it from shifting while the hem is catch-stitched in place. Remove the basting after the hem is hand sewn. 'Tacking' means to loosely stitch together the seam allowances of the sleeve lining and garment sleeve at the shoulder and underarm junctions. A few fairly loose hand stitches joining the two seam allowances will keep the lining from coming out of the sleeve when it's pulled off or put on. This is not the couture method (which involves buttonhole stitching over several long threads) but will suffice in most cases. HTH.
12/11/10 11:10 PM
Maggiedoll said...
Yes, that does help. Actually, some parts of the pattern call for tacking-- other call for the french tacking that you mentioned after that. It's easy to google "french tack" though. And I knew what tailors tacks were, but I've usually seen them used as a temporary thing, in place of pins where the pins would distort the fabric.
12/12/10 7:25 PM
Terri A said...
This is going to be a great coat! Love the wool.
12/12/10 11:30 PM
SansSouci572 said...
Looking good! I like your short version!!
12/12/10 11:46 PM
dfr2010 said...
Truly lovely wool ... it's a shame the hem was such a nightmare for you. The buttons look great (no matter what Cat says ...)
12/13/10 6:05 PM
swing like a girl said...
Nice jacket. I like the short version also.
12/13/10 7:53 PM
Christas said...
Very nice looking coat! I really love your wool choice ..... so pretty!
12/13/10 9:16 PM
Cat MacGregor said...
I merely suggested allowing a little colour show through. DFR!!! 8P
12/13/10 10:32 PM
susanbanks said...
Lovely jacket! If you are looking for the same kind of shape but with the princess seams ending at the shoulder rather than the armhole you could have a look at Butterick pattern 5425 (although this has slightly puffed sleeves).
12/14/10 8:31 AM
Maggiedoll said...
Thanks susan, I'll have to check that one out!
12/14/10 12:47 PM
maryfrana said...
This coat looks so well made. Thanks for the very thorough review.
12/20/10 12:36 PM
SewWil said...
Classic! Very nice coat.
12/20/10 12:45 PM
MNBarb said...
I like the princess lines of this coat and your version looks great. It sounds like you learned so much (aside from the frustration) from it's construction.
12/20/10 12:51 PM
Janiki said...
I love your jacket! Thanks for the review.
12/20/10 3:20 PM
Rhoda K said...
Very nice and very good review! Glad you're happy with your new coat.
12/20/10 4:20 PM
iSewQuiltArt said...
Stylish pattern, lovely fabric- and you've learned lots about sewing- what could be better?
12/20/10 4:41 PM
MaryDB said...
It turned out so nice! Great work. Thanks for the review.
12/20/10 9:52 PM
Beek said...
Gorgeous fabric! I love that short coat.
12/21/10 3:57 PM
jewelsew said...
Very professional looking! I'm sure it looks great on you.
12/22/10 12:11 PM
Annette1 said...
All your efforts have resulted in a WONDERFUL coat. I LOVE your fabric, and silk lined, no less!
12/22/10 11:26 PM
VirginiasDghter said...
Very nice!
12/27/10 8:58 PM
JillyBe said...
Very elegant looking!
12/30/10 3:42 AM
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