Saturday, 10 May 2008
Gortex jacket post#2
I did not apply the waist casing and cord, as my daughter felt the jacket looks better without it. I have kept the waist band in reserve in case she changes her mind, or the jacket prooves too subject to drafts after she has used it a few times.
This is not my favourite type of sewing, but I feel that I have made a useful and practical garment that will be much more comfortable than a raincoat I could buy for the price of the materials used. Next I plan a pair of jeans style shorts in "breathable" polyester for my daughter's travel wardrobe. I have traced out the Jalie 968 jeans pattern in her size, Q, and hope to make them tomorrow. Tonight I plan to knit easy stocking stitch stripey socks and to have a glass of red! This has not been a good sewing week, and I am perculating a plan for an embellished garment that I can really get my teeth into, not too much more ultra practical clothing. I fancy using an Indonesian batik sarong length that I bought this week to make a blouse, more about this later.
I need to apply waterproofing seam sealant to the jacket tomorrow.