Tailored Peacoat Series: #4
Day #4 – Friday, March 21st: Sewing the Main Body Seams and Adding Shoulder Pads
Day #5 – Saturday, March 22nd: Creating the Collar
Day # 6 – Sunday, March 22nd: Inserting the Sleeves
Day #7: – Monday, March 23rd: The Finishing TouchesToday is a bit of a shorter post during which Dana demonstrates how to securely place the shoulder pads and shows us her method for assembling the side and shoulder seams of the coat and lining. You may notice that the procedure is a little different than outlined in the Goldstream Peacoat instruction booklet because the lining pieces have already been separately basted to their corresponding self pieces. Dana's process involves a lot of hand stitching to complete the lining and I am sure you will agree that this is a very effective way to ensure complete accuracy when sewing such a slippery fabric. Side Seams (both coat and lining) and Hem Sew the side seams together and press open. To sew the lining, at the side seams, fold one edge over the other making sure there’s a bit of ease in the lining. Slip stitch the lining seams.
That's it for today! The main body and lining of your coat is now assembled. Tomorrow we will be working on the collar. Look forward to trying out some pad stitching (I'm excited for this part because I have never tried doing this before!).