Finished – Anzac Coat!

I had some time this morning to photograph my newly finished Anzac Coat.  If you followed the Ready-To-Wear Tailoring Sewalong, you’ll know this coat inside out – literally!  And if you are sick of the sight of it – I promise this is the last post.  Oh dear, is that a pun?! I’d like to […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #16 – Finale and Feedback!

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 […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #15 – Bagging out the Hem

Just a few more easy steps and my Anzac coat will soon be finished! Normally I would leave the lining hem free in a coat, but for demonstration purposes I’ll show you how to bag it out – that is, where all edges are enclosed. Your facing at the hem should look something like this […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #14 – Inserting the Lining

Guess what – there are only three more steps to complete our jackets – sew in the lining, bag out the hem, and do the buttons and buttonholes – we’re almost there! Don’t you love how quickly our garments are coming together?  I can only estimate my sewing time because I’m always stopping to take […]

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RTW Tailoring Sewalong #13 – Inside the Sleeve Head

On its own the sleeve head can look a bit limp and in need of reinforcement – that’s where a shoulder pad and some sleeve head wadding come into play! Shoulder pads prevent the front and back shoulder area collapsing near the armhole as the shoulder starts to round off.  They needn’t be large – […]

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