Monday, August 27, 2007

A little peek behind the scenes...





The latest addition to my shop is this "built from scratch" autumn/spring jacket. I'm extremely pleased with how it has turned out, and am already planning making more when the new season's fabrics are in the shops.

I'd actually made the pattern and done a first mock-up way back in the spring, but then the warm weather came and I couldn't get my head round doing "wrap-up" wear!

Now with the cooler weather last week I got to work again on perfecting the cut and the details, and making the final garment.












Here are some behind-the-scenes shots at varying stages of the construction :)











Lined tailored jackets have to be one of my favourite things to make ... although there are a number of nerve-racking moments that I could do without!
The point where I have to cut into the piece to construct the pockets, for example, which i imagine must be a bit like the feeling a knitter has when they have to cut at the "steeks"? Or, last of all, when I have to cut into the otherwise completley finished garment to make the buttonhole ;P Talk about scary!

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6 comments:

deedeen said...

So nice, I love that jacket! But your way of doing it is so strange for me! I learned to do the details (button-hole, pockets, etc) before assembling it!

katsai said...

you're right Deedeen, i should've done the pockets first, and will with the next! I just have a horrible habit of getting carried away and wanted to see it take shape before doing the fiddly bits ;P

I think i was taught the buttonhole last (unless its one with "vivos", like with the pockets), to make sure everything lines up perfectly? But then i could be mistaken, and its just my unpractical impatience taking over again...

beakee said...

It's beautiful :) Can't wait to see it in different fabrics and colours!

katsai said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Beakee! Great to see you again :)

deedeen said...

and you are right too, normally you do the button hole before if it has "lips" (like the pocket), or you do it after if it's a "tailored buttonhole", an embroidered one!

anuska said...

el making-of de la chaqueta es total ^_*