i recently had a bit of downtime in-between working and sew-working (and, god, i just realized i need to start christmas present makin’ asap!) and i managed to finish the padstitching on my coat :)
i don’t know how i feel about padstitching. i want to like it – i love hand-stitching, and i love being able to sit on the couch (not that i don’t love my beautiful sewing room!) and i love that it is quiet so i can hold a conversation while i am sewing. but the shaping that is involved with padstitching, ugh, i could do with the hand cramps and the constant peeking under the bottom to make sure my stitches are sorta-kinda-not-really-hidden-whatever-it’s-the-bottom-and-no-one-is-gonna-look-there-anyway.
but it’s done! well. the lapels are done. the collar padstitching is my next big coat project, but baby steps, y’all.
after i finished padstitching and steaming with my amazing super awesome amazing iron, i put together all the back pieces and catch-stitched them down:
i know this doesn’t look impressive, but it took forever. FOREVER. fortunately, my roommate and landlord/fake brother were in the sewing room too aaand they entertained me :)
i also top-stitched my seams. it doesn’t show too much with the texture of my fabric, but it pronounces the seamlines just enough that i like the way it looks. i guess catch-stitching and then top-stitching might be overkill, but i wanted the instead of my coat to look pretty. even though no one is ever gonna see the inside of my coat bc of the lining. oh well! at least i know it’s there!
and just for funsies, here is my halloween costume: peg bundy!
this is totally sewing related because i made most of it – the top was reconstructed from a turtleneck i got on clearance at macy’s, the leggins were uhh cropped and hemmed by me, the belt was a size huge that had to be cut and resewn (it’s elastic) and the shoes i cut off the scary red loopy part and made little leather bows and super glued them on.
i wish i had a better picture of my hair, but believe me when i say that shit was LEGIT.