Monday, June 13, 2011

Sewing a new jacket

This is a jacket pattern I bought a couple of years ago. I opened it and read the instructions and frightened myself. I love the style and think it would look great but the pockets are welt pockets. I haven't ever sewn welt pockets and the instructions looked quite complicated. So instead of having a failure, I put the pattern away and haven't attempted to sew it since.

This weekend I was going through my patterns and decided to get this one out. I read the instructions again and thought (quite dubiously), well maybe I can do it. I looked at the review for it at Pattern Review. One review said it was a great pattern for someone to learn some new techniques like the welt pockets. I am encouraged. I am going to have a go at it. I will trace the pattern tonight and hopefully get it cut out during the week. If I have a chance this weekend, I will start. The welt pockets are one of the first things to be done so I will know fairly early in sewing it if they are too hard or not. Once I have completed the welt pockets, I am fairly confident that I won't have any problems with the rest.

Maybe I need a patron saint for sewers.

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