Tessuti are currently running a sewing competition using their fabric called “Gridlock”. You can sew anything you like using this fabric for your chance to win $1000! Sounds great, so of course I went online and ordered a couple of meters.
I was in the middle of sewing my Hot Summer Rose outfit when the comp started so didn’t really get going on it until about a week ago. I had my mind set on sewing a tailored jacket for some reason. Perhaps because I have seen some great tailored jackets on the runway and RTW lately. I envisioned a pair of tailored shorts to go with it. The comp finishes tomorrow night (April 3rd) when I will be sailing the high seas to Tasmania with my boys. Unfortunately I am nowhere near finished, in fact I really have just started as far as tailored jackets go. It has taken me a week to cut all the many many pieces of muslin, lining, organza, lining, canvas etc etc. I have just started hand sewing the canvas to the front.
Even though I won’t be able to enter it in the comp, I am still eager to get it done. Here is my work in progress report so far.
I traced all the seams and notches onto the calico to create a muslin. I also thread marked all of the seam lines. I had thought about skipping this process as I had googled it and alot of people had thought it was a bit of a waste of time but I totally disagree. I think that it has saved me alot of heartache down the track. It makes lining up the seams really accurate.
Catchstitching the canvas to the darts