The buttons for my Anzac Coat are probably on a courier between Parnell and Ponsonby as I type! After a week-long delay due to the instantaneous death of my computer, grr, life is back to normal and soon I will have a finished coat. I ordered some antique brass military buttons, and should get the buttonholes done at work on Monday, and a finished garment post on Wednesday, which is about a month after Anzac Day, but never mind…..
|This button is what my great-great-grandfather would have worn when he joined the 58th Regiment back in 1841 – wouldn’t it be nice to have a whole coat of these?!|
There is really nothing left to do in the sewalong other than button and buttonhole our garments – and I’m presuming you know how to do that already – so this brings our RTW Tailoring Sewalong officially to a close! Once the buttons and buttonholes are done, I recommend taking your jacket to a trusted drycleaner for a professional press – it will add that final finishing touch and is well worth the effort.
When your jacket is finished, be sure to let us know about it – leave a link in the comments or post some pictures in the Flickr group so we can all admire your hard work! And if you still have questions, it’s never too late to ask.
I’d love to hear some feedback – let me know what you thought of the sewalong. Some of you have left some wonderful comments on the last post, but I take criticism too! What bits and pieces did you think were particularly valuable, and what bits and pieces did you dislike or would do differently? Fire away!
Have a great sewing day – I’m off to hem some trousers…..
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