Thursday, September 30, 2010

BWOF jacket

How nice to read your comments on the fabric I showed. When I use it, it will be for a top, as I only have 1.5 meter (less than 2 yards). There were some ideas I didn’t think of myself, so it was a good idea to post a picture. Thank you for the inspiration.
Looking back in my posts I found that it’s been almost a month since I last posted about the jacket I’m making. The consequence of working on two major projects at once, getting sidetracked and time issues. I’ve sewn the lining and apart from sewing on the buttons and inserting the lining, the jacket is finished. Next post will show finished pictures.
I realized that I’ve never shown the muslin in detail, and want to do that now, to complete the total picture and for my own reference later.

Well, I hope the pictures will be visible when I publish this post. I see new options in my Picasa webalbum, but only one picture is showing in my draft in Live Writer. Never had this problem before.
The muslin was made in the way that is described by Susan Khalje in the latest Threads issue. I got the instruction through Robin, who did a class with Kenneth King and Susan Khalje last year and invited me to the fitting session with Kenneth King. The second picture shows the line KK drafted on the center back. His line indicates where the center back should have been, there is more space necessary on my left side. As I wrote earlier, it was wonderful to see him working on the pattern. Super fast too.
On the inside of the jacket I interfaced the front, made a shoulder and back stay. Difficult to photograph when the jacket is almost finished.


  1. This is a great post! As a beginner, I love to see construction details like this. It's very interesting and all new to me. I can't wait to see your finished jacket.

  2. Your muslin looks so nice- just as a musline! It is interesting to see the underlining. I understand the back- you used a fusible to stabilize the fabric and used a woven for the back shield, right? On the front, did you add add the chest shield to the underlining before attaching it to the pattern pieces? And did you fuse the front as well? It looks beautiful. I can see a bit of the black bands and it looks really nice! I am looking forward to seeing the finished jacket.

  3. Your muslin is so details - puts me to shame! I plan to make this jacket next winter, so am watching from the sidelines with interest.

  4. Thanks for showing the details of your jacket construction.I look forward to seeing the finished jacket!

  5. Your jacket is going to be stunning. I love seeing how your muslin process works.