|Vogue 8709 Inside back peplum|
The back pleated peplum also extends to the front and front pockets.
I wasn't quite sure how the back pleat would look, but I actually quite like it. I think it is a nice detail that balances all the draping happening in the front of the jacket.
I found that it was easier to work with if I basted the peplum to the bodice and everything worked out fine.
I did a lot of basting (and hand stitching), and it was all worth it. The pieces fit well if you match the patterns markings with care. I didn't find any need to clip the corners to make things fit.
Now to move onto the facing bands. Well, this is where I goofed and did not pay attention to which of the band pieces would need to be interfaced.
I interfaced the wrong ones. Thank goodness I had extra fabric because it was back to the cutting board for me!
|Can you guess which one?|
One of these is not like the other!
Now that that near mishap was taken care of I was able to focus on sewing again.
The front bands fit perfectly and no issues sewing them in place.
|Vogue 8709 instructions, illustrations are shaded as right sides|
|Adding a bias tape finish|
|Vogue 8709 bias tape finish|
I chose instead to finish the raw edge with bias tape and I'm happy with the end result.
|Vogue 8709 Inside view of right side collar|
A little hand stitching to finish off some of the seams...
|Vogue 8709 the right side of collar|
The other side...
You're going to have to wait to see what the collar looks like tomorrow. I promise to post a picture as soon as I have the buttons sewn on.
|Vintage glass buttons|
I thought that these vintage glass buttons would look good with the print.
But then one broke.
Drats! I only had seven of these buttons, the exact number that I need to finish off the jacket.
So, I'll have to make a run to the fabric supply store after work tomorrow and see what they have in stock. I need seven 3/4" buttons.