Red Echo

January 19, 2007

This afternoon I started a new sewing project. It’s a three-button jacket, made of wide-wale grey corduroy, trimmed with burgundy gabardine. So far I’ve cut out all the fabric, ironed on the interfacing, and sewed the shoulders and facings together. The pattern is simple, as jackets go, but it’s the most complex garment I’ve tried to make, and I’m having to learn some new techniques. I think it’s going to work, though; I had to rip out and re-sew one of my seams, but overall it’s coming together just like the directions say it should.