3/9/09

McCalls 5758 Moving Along

ETA: Last night I completed the hemming and did the buttonholes. Oh, the buttonholes were a PITA. I had the hardest time getting all that fabric between the feed dog and presser foot. I know one isn't suppose to push and pull the fabric under the presser foot, but the feed dog wasn't moving the fabric, so I had to help it along and at the same time praying that I wouldn't bend or break the needle. Last item remaining for this garment is a reversible belt and pics.



I am finally nearing the finishing line on M5758. I made the adjustment to the armhole by lengthening it just a little using the tailors curve to get a smooth curve, rather than doing the usual freehand. My dd tried the jacket on and said it felt more comfortable. Then I made two more modifications to the jacket. The sleeves were very billowy (for lack of a better term) so I did my usual and used an existing jacket’s sleeves as a template to get the right circumference for the sleeves, thereby making it more of a fitted sleeve. Also the pattern called for gathering the sleeve caps, which my dd thought was too puffy and simply removed 1/4" or so from the sleeve cap eliminating the gathering and a smoother shoulder. The collar was huge, any longer and it could be used as a scarf...lol, basically re-cut it taking off about 1-1/2” on either side and again used the tailor curve to help get the collar edges curved, however, one side has more of a pointed edge, but decided rather than fix it... kept it moving.
Last night I hand stitched the front facings and hopefully tonight will hand stitch the hems in place and add the buttonholes & buttons. We selected 1" pink opaque like buttons, but wishing we had gotten 6 instead of 4, but it will do. I will be crossing eyes and fingers that the buttonhole process is painless.



My daughter is pushing me on all this pink fleece, she also wants a reversible belt, luckily there is enough fleece left of both the stripe and solid fabric.

So until then... have a pink day...oops I mean a great day...lol

20 comments:

urbanknitrix said...

Wow. Pinky is coming along nicely.

SEWING SHAY said...

Looking good! I am sure your hard work will pay off. Talk to you soon.

del said...

As a pink lover, I love it! :-)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It is really turning out nicely! I loved this line, "My daughter is pushing me on all this pink fleece" it made me lol!

You are almost there and I'm sure she is going to love it...but are you ever going to sew for yourself again!?!

Faye Lewis said...

You are becoming such a jacket pro!

Cas... said...

Very pretty! I love it!

Keep up the good work

Opal said...

Its coming along nicely!...

peacockchic said...

That is coming out so cute!! Fleece sounds so good right now on the slightly chilly morning. It is gonna look lovely

stillpatrice said...

how cute! love the lining!

Sue said...

The colour is gorgeous and the fleece looks so cosy to wear and still it looks very stylish! Your daughter should be very happy with it!

Aminat said...

Wow, this is really beautiful. I really can't wait to see how gorgoues she's going to look in her.

Tanya said...

Very nice. I love your interpretation you certainly made it your own, or I should say your daughter's own.

Cheryl Wray said...

Looking GREAT!!!

Angelia said...

This is turning out soooo CUTE!

Sheila said...

Thank You for the lovely compliments.

Actually she wore it today minus the belt. I had to remind her that the show isn't over until I get a picture...lol

Tany said...

It looks fantastic, you did a fabulous job!

HeathersSphere said...

Wow! Dazzling jacket, Sheila!

buttahflychronicles said...

Good gracious this is awesome!

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

What a stylish, fun and comfy looking jacket. I love the colors, but I'm a girly girl (with a tomboy streak, lol) Try using a walking foot, it always helps when I'm working with fabric that doesn't cooperate.

KimT said...

Wonderful!