Sew-along Part V: Fitting, Goodbye and See You Soon




The jacket is now basted in place and starts to take shape, though it still looks like a mess. The real exercise of this fitting is to try to see all the possible faults and inconsistencies and fix them before we start closing the seams with hand stitches. And believe me, unpicking hand-sewn seams breaks one's heart!

For the fitting, pin or baste one sleeve to the jacket and put it on. When you have your jacket on, it's important to move around a bit: bend your arms, turn right and left, try it with the jacket open or closed.

Remember, do not press your basted seams! By pressing them with an iron you settle stitches to the fabric, which we want to avoid at this stage. It is enough to just use the warmth of your hands to press them slightly open.

Luckily for me, the time spent on the muslin paid off: my jacket did not require any alterations. But I would like to redirect you to Leisa's blog where she highlights the fitting issues with her daughter's jacket. It's so well documented! Check it out!

Today I am busy packing because at midnight I catch a plane to London! British weather, please be good to me...

After spending three and a half years in Japan, I will tremendously miss Tokyo and everything it has to offer. But I will equally miss my APAC blogging friends. It was a great pleasure meeting you and becoming your friend! But, hey, I'll see you very soon!

Comments

  1. Travel safely, Inna! :D

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  2. All the best for the big move!

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  3. peaprincessalice5 November 2013 at 09:06

    Your jacket is looking great. I'm really enjoying reading the posts in this sewalong. So much useful information. It's brilliant - thanks so much to you both.

    I'm 45 mins from London and it's raining cats and dogs! It has been really beautifully crisp and sunny lately though, such golden days, with the contrast of long, autumnal shadows. Hopefully it will be back soon (especially for you!)

    I wish you well on your journey. Take care
    Alice

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  4. Safe flying and look forward to hearing you are safe and unpacked in London.

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  5. Safe travel and good luck! *^o^*~~~

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  6. Your jacket is looking fabulous. Safe travels and we will hear from you soon once your feet are safely on the ground in London. I lived in London for a couple of years and loved it - I was always hoping to go back but once kids come along life changes completely.

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  7. Bon voyage Inna et look forward to reading you soon in your new country!

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  8. Bon voyage! I hope that you settle in nicely in London! I'm sure you'll be greeted warmly by the sewing community there! :)

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  9. Silvia - Sewing Princess5 November 2013 at 14:00

    You're probably up in the air right now. I wish you a safe landing in London! It will be cool to have you on a closer time-zone...start bookmarking easyjet.com it will come in handy in Europe.

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  10. I can't believe you actually had time to post this! Moving to another continent so SO stressful; all the best! Love your jacket, it's looking wonderful.

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  11. Your jacket is looking very good and Leisa's post is very informative. Hope you had a stress free flight and I'm sure you will be welcomed with open arms and the rest of look forward to hearing from you in your new home.

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  12. I hope the move went well!!

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