Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Classic French Jacket Class: Day 4 (epic sleeves)

Summary:
Sleep: 5 hours
Meals skipped: none, yay! (I thing it was related to my happiness level, see below)
Happiness level: ........  I tend to eat more when my happiness level sinks...

Did you know that it takes freaking 17 hours to complete sleeves for this jacket!!!!! Now I know what Susan meant when she said we would freak out if we saw the instructions before the end of the class.

9:00 a.m. I am in the classroom, cleaning up and fell stitching the seams on the sleeves. This is a three-piece sleeve. One seam runs as an extension of the shoulder seam, and two other under the armpit, so the vent has a very pleasing placement.

11:00 a.m. fell-stitching...

12:45 p.m. Still fell stitching....

Susan's tip: use pins as a stitch: insert a pin at the very edge of a fabric fold for very accurate marking


My sleeves are quilted as well, and we are waiting for instructions on the sleeve vent.

01:45 p.m. Susan shows me how to handle the vent and sends me back to my table to finish up the other.



06:00 p.m. Still working with the sleeves. Susan tells me to finish all the remaining work to prepare the sleeves for fitting.

11:00 p.m. I am done with my homework, but decide to stay in the room and keep company to my fellow couturiers and work on other things.

01:00 a.m. I am exhausted  - time for bed. It seems there is no end to these sleeves. I am so looking  forward to the next step. Today, I worked 12 hours on sleeves only....

(to be continued)

3 comments:

  1. Yikes, I guess I went to bed early, didn't I?

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  2. SEVENTEEN HOURS?!!!!

    this is going to be one amazing jacket.

    i'm loving these posts and the tips! it's like we're there with you :)

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  3. I'm really curious about the 3 piece sleeves. I've never seen the pattern pieces or the finished product up close because its on the underside of the sleeve! This jacket is beautiful! I am ready to sign up for her classes in person. Right now I'm just taking her online course and it is so amazing!

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