You might know that over at The Monthly Stitch this month’s motto is “New Year = New Skill”. This motto has already seen me make my first ever bound button holes and buoyed by their success (thank you so much to all the lovely lot of you who commented so nicely on my Winter Trench Coat! It’s been a true pleasure to read the comments) I have now tried my hand on double welt pockets. They are meant to go into a dinner jacket style blazer #105 from December’s Burdastyle. I am making view C with black lapels and the body of the jacket in dark grey wool suiting.
I did the welt pockets first up and am pleased to report that everything went without problems and I did not even have to look at the instructions!
And this with everything finished:
You will notice I interfaced the whole front part with fusible interfacing, as per the Burda instructions. I know, the sewing police will give me a stern talking to at the very least for using fusible interfacing (bought off some ebay-seller, to make matters worse) – I am taking my chances on this.
What is actually most exciting for me is to see how my skills have moved on within less than a year. Back in the spring I abandoned a skirt because of failed welt pockets and a bit later I produced this:
Yep, gaping welt pockets with the supposedly “fun” lining all over the place. I wore the skirt ( that I otherwise really like) twice because the pockets annoyed me so much. And do you know what I did? I forgot to interface the stitching line before assembling the welts so the cutting line moved, stretched and shifted. Doooh!! Wouldn’t happen to me now – and at least I know what to do to fix it now!
How about you: Have you got any new skills or techniques that you have fallen in love with?