Barcelona Beauty - Part #12
I've almost got the jacket done - I need to do the last seam to put in the lining, hems, buttonholes, buttons. It should be done tomorrow, I hope to post pictures!
Let's take one last look at the interior of the jacket:
There are a few things to note about the interfacing. First, there are two different types of interfacing used. It looks like three, but the black at the hem and the white at the shoulders is the same, but just different colors. I've added some fusible interfacing across the shoulders at the front and back for stability. This interfacing runs all the way to the armhole edge and helps to stabilize the armhole. There is also interfacing in the hem. Of course, there is the hair canvas in the fronts/collar. It is not uncommon for there to be several types of interfacing in one garment. Using the appropriate interfacing in the right place makes a big difference in the final product. How do you know what to use? Experiment and make samples! There is not a chart somewhere that says if you have x fabric, then use y interfacing. The main rule is to use what works best for the fabric and final product you have in mind.
Here is a close up of the lining and facing:
Notice I've added an extra bit of satin piping in the seam. Actually it isn't piping, it is like piping, minus the filler cord. Paco uses this often in his jackets, I use it often as well and thought it would be fitting to include it.
No solid promises, but I hope to post the final photo shoot tomorrow!
Parting Shot: Socks! I now have two socks. I can't really wear them yet, because they are not blocked. I went to the yarn shop today and they didn't have any sock blocks in my size. I've ordered these cool ones from Etsy instead, I'll show you those when I get them.