Pauline’s biker jacket version is cut 4″/10cm below the waistline. I initially through 8″/20cm would work and then I rejigged the jacket body pieces to 6″/15cm. It’s Winter and I wanted a bit of hip coverage but I decided to go with the shorter version instead.
Susan of measuretwicecutonce chose the lining colour.
The pocket pieces were adjusted so there’s a 2.5cm band of the fashion fabric used at the jacket seam and then the lining for the rest of the pocket bag.
No shoulder epaulets or back waist epaulet this time.
|Sleeve seam prep front|
|Sleeve seam reinforcement for the zipper|
After working on my brother’s RTW formal jacket sleeve, I have no guilt using iron-on interfacings or hemming tape. That’s what’s used within the industry.
|Close up of the metal zipper in the sleeve seam line.|
You see, by the time I sewed in the collar, sleeves and zipper, I just wanted to wear the jacket ‘pronto’. Ok, that sounds like a dummy spit but I’m glad I put the effort into getting the dimensions right.
So after a night’s rest, in the morning I did a bunch of steam pressing, waxed threads for hand sewing, relaxed and got back into it. Did I say that I sew during the week before and after work? I’m a morning person:)
I’ve used bias binding on the coat hook and on the hems so the metallic threads didn’t unravel during wear.
|A close up of the exposed zipper on the front of the skirt.|
The fabric is a modern brocade and it’s easy to match up. I’ve used McCalls 9356 for the skirt.