I thought I’d post this on my own blog rather than the Trench Sew Along even though it’s about my trench coat. I am just embarrassed at how slow things are going and I don’t want to post about each line of seaming at the sew along. That would get old real fast. My latest sewing phobia is “Fear of Interfacing”. I have to interface the collar, the belt, etc. and am procrastinating doing so. I’ve never interfaced before (well, on a garment), so I am more than a bit nervous.
I did finish my pockets and pocket flaps last night though. And I am a little meh about them. What do you think?
Of course, there was a lot of late night sewing, so the flaps could be better sewn and the top stitching could match a little better. I was trading emails with my sewing teacher last night about the flaps and think we had a miscommunication somewhere along the way, so she didn’t understand what I was asking vis a vis the topstitching and I didn’t understand what she answered because it didn’t answer my question at all. ARGH!
At this point though, I am not going to do them over. It’s a small detail (the lack of one extra line of topstitching on the flap) that could look on purpose as a design element. Also, I just don’t know how you would avoid getting that “box” of stitches in the corners of the flap.
Anyway, that’s all I have to show since my last lesson, pockets and flaps. That’s it. Did I mention I am slow sewist and that I make things more complicated than they are?