Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I can see the light

At the end of the tunnel...

After tons of hand stitching, (it's a good thing I like handwork) I'm finally coming to the end of the project.  All of the decorative pick stitching is done.  You can see some of it in the picture.   I now have most of the jacket lining installed, completely by hand.  I just have to attach the sleeve linings and do buttons and this coat will be complete.  Here is a picture of the inside of the jacket.   Again, I've lightened the picture considerably to be able to show the details.  Click on the picture to look closer. 

You'll notice a little red feather stitching on the shoulders and back of the neck.  I used a decorative embroidery stitch to hold the folds of the darts down nicely.  I choose red because I had some red silk leftover from another project and the coat really did need a little pick-me-up color-wise.  LOL. 

When it's completed, I'll get Alan to get a picture of it on me.  I'm hoping to be done this week.



  1. Love it and can't wait to see it on your bod!!!

  2. Thanks! I hope by the end of the week it should be done.