Saturday, August 22, 2009

I will never do that again . . .

Did you know that in couture jackets, the lining is sewn in by hand? I didn't know that yesterday but I do know it now. I won't be doing that ever again. There aren't enough pins in the world to help me with slippery charmeuse.

My couture Vogue jacket is completely done. Details and photos tomorrow.

Done.

Whew.

12 comments:

Paulette said...

You should be SO proud!!! Sew, sew, sew PROUD!!

Now I just need to get mine done.

ugh.

BeccaA said...

I'm sure it is a wonderful flattering jacket and I can't wait to see your pictures.

Tamara said...

Congrats! You must feel like a huge weight has been lifted. Can't wait to see the pictures.

Bunny said...

But you got thru it and I am sure it is spectacular. I bet it feels like butter on, too. Those hand stitched seams always seam to promote a softer garment, IMO.

gwensews said...

Yep--lots of hand sewing in couture. As for lining, I hate the bagged lining technique. I like to sew the lining together, and sew it to the jacket around the outside edges buy machine. Then, I hem the lining to the jacket by hand.

meredithp said...

Now that you've done everything to the couture "max", you can pick and choose how you'll do your next jacket. Personally, I love a machine sewn bagged lining, because by that point, I'm ready to be done! :-)

Claudine said...

I cannot understand why that is the case. It does not look any better than sewing in most of the lining by machine, then just hand sewing the bits at the back of the neck and hem that need to be done by hand. I tried to argue with my couture teacher about this many years ago, but he would not entertain my point of view. It's probably best that you're doing it the "right" way.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Good for you for finishing it! Look forward to seeing it!

Paola said...

We want pictures! We want pictures!

Kathy said...

Way to go! I want to know how you felt after the half marathon? I hope you had a blast! Congrats on your jacket. I love, love doing hand work , so sewing in a lining by hand is relaxing for me. Can't wait to see your jacket!

Marie-Christine said...

Oh please, Coco Channel has been dead -many- years. I doubt you could buy any contemporary real couture jacket where the lining isn't bagged. If there's a point to hand sewing, like in pad-stitching the collar and lapel interfacing, that's one thing, by all means keep it up. But it's not justifiable to do hand-work for the sake of dragging things out... especially if you hate it!

Kat said...

Repeat after me..."I only do bagged linings by machine!" LOL

Although very couture, hand sewing is SO not for me.