I am not quite done with my shacket, readers, but I'm getting close.
Collar and cuffs are attached, and today I managed to finish the front pockets.
I decided to cut my pockets to blend in with the plaid, as opposed to on the bias. It made cutting a little more complicated, but I like the way they look. I also decided to add pocket flaps.
Like the collar and cuffs, the pocket flaps are lined with brown cotton shirting.
If you've never attached pocket flaps, it's not difficult, but since the plaids had to match the process was time-consuming. That wide seam allowance on the flap (below) gets trimmed to roughly 1/4", and then the flap is topstitched across the top from the right side.
I purchased horn buttons today: they're slightly larger than regular shirt buttons.
I still have to make my buttonholes. I plan to stitch the buttons on by hand -- this garment really merits that.
And that's it. The shacket should be ready by Thursday -- very soon.
Have a great day, everybody!
|Back yoke is cut on the bias.|