Going through how I was going to make this sent me pondering for a day or two. Would I do fully tailored like the other jacket I made, and things I made for work last season? Would I make it totally unlined and lightweight? I wanted it to have body, but I also wanted it breathable and period correct. I asked on Fedora Lounge about traditional finishes for men’s 30s linen jackets and pawed through Matt’s closet to get ideas. I actually posted pics here, but I think I’m more interested than the FL guys seem to be. heh.
In any case, here’s the pics, probably of more interest to me than anyone else. I did cheat some on the construction- I took some shortcuts and invented some more, but I think the results are pretty good, regardless, so who cares?
Attaching the cotton tape and organza to the hair canvas
Front facings with the extra hair canvas cut away and basted to the facing
Sewing the facing to the front jacket and grading the seams
Finishing the seam allowances with bias and hem facing (since I ran out of bias and was too lazy to make or buy more)
Jacket on the form without sleeves and hem
And on the form with sleeves. It fits me better than it fits this form.
Still needs bias around armholes, some padding in the sleeve caps, and fasteners and a self belt, but it’s getting there! Hopefully I’ll have that finished today and can start on the skirt!