Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Costume progress 6


Due to the thickness of the various layers, it was not possible to sew the sleeves on by machine, even after cutting the seam allowance of the piccadils back.

I have now finished sewing the sleeves on by hand.

I have also sewn on the collar. The wool of the body had stretched whilst I was working. I had the ease the collar on into the right place and steam ease the remaining wrinkles from wool at the back of the neck( using a steam iron and an ironing ham).

I them added a line of braid round the base of the collar.

This only leaves the buttons and button holes and then I can start making the breeches...

Until next time


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