Press Darts Up and Towards Center
Were you expecting this to be about journalism or maybe basketball? Hope you are not disappointed, but it is another example of do-it-yourself.
Both my choral groups have decided that the all-black look is the thing. I got an urge to look a little less dowdy and thought I would get myself a nice black jacket. I couldn’t find anything to suit me; I don’t want polyester, I gotta’ have pockets, and when I saw a 60 euro price tag for something unlined and not even any facings, just finished off with a bit of ribbon around the edges, I headed for a fabric store.
I ended up spending about 60 euros, but the quality of the jacket will be like the one I saw for 110 (only it was all polyester).This one is raw silk, lined with something called mousse de soie. I have never worked with anything so slithery as that lining, so beware, if you are a beginning seamstress.
I spent the first afternoon drawing on all the seam allowances. That is what I do not like with European patterns; they just give the sewing lines. However they do give multiple sizes and one can learn words from other languages, such as Stoff means fabric. Lining in French is doublure and that is an accurate term, since it doubles the work. One effectively makes two jackets and then one goes inside the other.
And now for the press; I want to wear this Friday night!
P.S. Don’t tell my mother I stood on the kitchen table to take this photo…