SO a few weeks ago , six to be exact , I decided that I wanted to learn tailoring .. I mean using hair canvas and ALL !
I gathered all of my supplies …
Hair Canvas – Wawak
Muslin – My local Joann\’s
Fabric : Camo Twill from my local Hancock Fabrics
Black Ritz Dye – Joann\’s
Pattern : Vogue 89887
I tried this pattern when i first began sewing and it almost killed me
The second time around was MUCH better!
The pattern I chose was for a unlined jacket so I had to add my own lining in .
.( the book shows exactly how to do it!! )
I cant say enough about how great the book is .. it shows you three methods
1. Custom ( no machine)
2. Custom With machine
3. Traditional (with store bought interfacing )
Here is the link to purchase the book
When I purchased my fabric I knew that the color was a little two Green for me so to tone it down I dyed the fabric with a black dye for HALF the time recommended . It did not get as dark ad I wanted but it did darken the fabric a great bit . So I went with it !
Overall I love how the jacket turned out !! Have a Look See !!
A few things I will do different next time:
Get the fit better …… when I took my measurements my husband had begun his weightless journey ..
The weight is literally FALLING off him !!!
I think I\’m going to shorten the bodice next time ..
My thinking was that since he has a freakishly long torso the original length needed no adjustments, however he has short legs so I feel the jacket could have been shorter
I think I did pretty decent on everything else ….