|Click here for the full post!|
In the meantime, I've joined Sewaholic's Minoru Sewalong! I'm a little behind, but so far, so good.
I ended up hand basting the main jacket pieces together, to ensure fit, and I'm so glad I did - it made piece of mind attainable, and kept my pieces from shifting when I finally sewed them together.
Last night I put the hood together, and set in a lining.
|Hoods are funny!|
I'm really excited to see this jacket come together. This is the first sewalong I've participated in, and I am enjoying it quite a bit. There have been many questions that have been easily answered - and even though I'm behind the posts are still there. If you're considering joining, do it!
I'll leave you with a parting shot: my hood plaid pieces match, but it was not through action I took. I need to figure out *how* to match plaids, if anybody has a tutorial, send it my way!
To add: I found a tutorial by the Selfish Seamstress here, but I'm still not clear on matching pieces, for example, on the Peony dress. The bodice, waist, skirt and optional sleeves would all need to be matched. How can I ensure the plaid matches at those intersections as well?