I did actually sew today so I wanted to post "something" about sewing. . Burda 7855 jacket has two choices of pockets, In Seam or Front Flap. I didn't want either one. I wanted a Single Welt Pocket.
I found the pocket placement was too low for me, so I raised it.
I made this pocket, using the instructions from the book - "Tailoring- The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket" .
I put the sleeve to my muslin in the pocket to see if it might make the welt stand out a little but the welt blends in really well, there really is one there. Next one I make I could use a contrasting fabric.View of the lining inside pocket.
The Instructions were clear and easy to follow. I am pleased with the results.
(Along with pg 94 you also have to use some steps on pgs 91, 92, 93. Click on "All Sizes" to be able to read instructions.)
Very nice work!
Hi Ann. It looks like your coat is coming along very well indeed.I have only the buttonholes (wish me luck with those ) and the bottons left to finish my daughter's coat.
I'm working as a central poll supervisor on election day. Why? I have no idea except that again I wanted to make myself learn something new at my advanced age (ha! ha! ) On Thursday , we are going to Ottawa for a few days ,so I probably won't be blogging.Your scenic pictures are lovely. Isn't the whole world lovely right now? I try to drink it all up as I drive anywhere. Talk to you soon . Diana
Hi Ann, I liked the fabric and the pochets are a perfect work! Umh, beautiful!
I'm glad you were able to sew! I also sewed, making the most of my weekend. I have a long working week ahead, leaving me with very little time left for my hobbies...
Tany I'll be anxious to see what you are sewing :) I'm making some progress on my coat, however now that I have most of it together I wish it was somewhat shorter..I'll have to give myself a day or so to see if I change my mind.
Diana you should see some great country on your way to Ottawa...keep your camera close at hand :) Good luck at the polls.
Thank you Faye and Paola.
Your pocket is very nice. While it is a little more work to make, it definitely is an more elegant choice.
Thank you Summerset.The extra time taken did pay off. I like it however I wish now I had used a contrasting fabric becuase the welt just blends in. A thought for next one :)
Ann .- interesting is that this book. thanks for your pages. I have a very old book like this. Burda is, and I served very helpful. His pockets were great, really. Best wishes, Paco
Thank you Paco. This Burda book sounds like it would be very rare.
I didn't realize Burda had a sewing book, it would be a wonderful book to have in ones collection :)
Ann, i see you're working on your coat which is not really my case at the moment. I'm glad you're happy with the result? Looks well done. Good luck with the rest.
Thank you cafe couture :)
I was making good progress and wish to have it completed any day now....I hope :)
Thank you for showing this. I'm just about to attempt welt pockets in a skirt made of a similar fabric. I'm a little nervous about doing it, even though I've done loads of welts in smoother fabrics. That's a good idea about using a contrast welt, too. My fabric has several colours in it that I could choose. I'm feeling a little easier about my decision to make a welt in lumpy fabric now I've seen yours!
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