Thursday 20 April 2017

Free Motion Mavericks - Week 135 - Lining the Jacket

The lining is in! 

I finished putting the lining together earlier this week, and today I stitched it into the jacket by hand.  It was one of those tasks that took at least five times as long to do than I thought it would.  All told, it has been an irritating and slippery business, and it's not a perfect job.  There again, it is thirty seven years since I last lined a jacket, so from that point of view I'm rather chuffed.

Now all I have left to do is the buttons and buttonholes.  I can't wait to have this project finished.  It's been a bit of a beast.

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Here goes for Week 135..

The project that caught my eye in Week 134 was Margarita's Easter napkin.  If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and have a closer look.

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  1. Congrats on taming that slippery lining - my gosh, those colours are so rich and beautiful. Can't wait to see how this turns out!

  2. love what you are doing with this jacket. I have to say it is the buttonholes that scare me.



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