While I am not out smelling the flowers
or doing short book reports on Instagram...
...I am rebuilding and remaking the clothes in my closet
L.C. King Manufacturing made a jacket that is, essentially, their coveralls chopped at the hip. It's a great work coat, way too many pocket, love it.
|They no longer carry the jacket. Apparently they are also discontinuing the coveralls as well.|
Think Bill Cunningham's blue jacket. Only not French.
The back of the neck of the jacket was driving me crazy; the weight of the jacket was hanging from and cutting into the back of my neck.
I know how to fix stuff.
I can do this.
first you measure stuff.
Like the back half of your neck.
|measuring the depth and shape of the back of my neck with a flexible curve|
Make a pattern piece from that measurement/shape.
|I wonder how many measuring devices I am going to cram into this photo|
You would assemble the fabric for this. Unless you'd already ripped the collar off last week. So you could stare at it and think for a week.
Reassembled the removed collar and resewn it to make one long side, and redrew a grain line or two
Pin fit it inside out.
Had to think about it for another week.
|And then at some point you sew it and forget about it because it's done and it's your go-to work coat|
And this is the fabric on the underside. Because I save all the bits from Spoonflower
I could have sworn I did a post on this in 2013, but I will be damned if I can find it. Oh well. I need to make another one, as the farm team of machines has grown.
I still have kids home for the holidays, so I will be articulate later. I'm trying to finish up some UFOs and a promised project or two. And those pockets in the pajamas still aren't done.....