lundi 1 avril 2013

À trois boutonnières de la fin - Only three button holes to go




Lorsque j'ai entamé la confection de cette veste en 2008, je ne pensais jamais la terminer seulement 5 ans plus tard. En fait, le délai réside principalement dans la difficulté à coudre le fils des surpiqures. J'ai choisi un fils très gros et même après avoir essayé 7 ou 8 types d'aiguilles, elles finissaient toujours par user le fils. Après moult difficultés à surpiquer, j'y suis et je suis très heureuse du résultat. Il ne manque que trois boutonnières. Puisque ma machine à coudre ne fait pas les boutonnières de type "keyhole" ou trou de serrure, je compte l'apporter chez un tailleur. Tout comme le patron le suggérait, j'opte pour les boutons couverts. (English text lower)

Voici les plus récentes photos:








When I first started this jacket in 2008, never did I think that I would finish it only 5 years later. The principal obstacle to its completion was the top-stitch thread I had chosen. Why in the world did I select an upholstery thread. After trying 7 or 8 different needles, I found one that was less of a disaster. I found one that did not cut off my thread after only 4 stitches. After a long period in my closet, I decided to finish it this Christmas. Here it is!  After a short visit to a professional tailor for the keyhole button holes my machine do not sew, it will be finished. As the pattern suggested, I will use covered buttons. The picture presented here are the most recent ones.


Pour les poches rondes, j'ai opté pour la technique développée par The Sewing Lawyer
For the round pockets, I use the technique developed by The Sewing Lawyer











Les détails de la doublure sont inspirés du fabuleux travail de Paco Peralta.
Lining details are inspired by the techniques used by the fabulous Paco Peralta.






Pour mon prochain projet, je refais le pantalon V1144, un patron de Ralph Rucci, déjà réalisé cet automne. Il sera en laine légère couleur tabac, tout comme les surpiqures de cette veste.
My next projet is a pair of tobacco colour pants. I am using for a second time V1144 a pattern design by Ralph Rucci. I am using a light weight Italian wool



The knit is for a top. Le tricot sera pour un haut tout simple.

And you what are you working on ?

6 commentaires:

Gail a dit...

Anne-Marie, your jacket is exquisite and I am glad that you found solutions to the problems that left it on the back burner for so long. Could you provide more information about how to do a piped lining? Merci

Vicki a dit...

Congratulations on getting it done at last. It looks great.

Sewingelle a dit...

What a beautiful jacket!

RhondaBuss a dit...

The jacket is well worth the wait! Just lovely and the fabric is gorgeous. You will enjoy the finished suit.

Anonyme a dit...

Hello Anne-Marie
I saw your 2007 review of Madeleine Soie & Laine in Pattern Review and it led me to your blog.
What a beautiful suit -- I admire all the detail work that you have put into it.
I plan to visit Montreal the end of May and hope to visit Madeleine and perhaps other fabric stores in the area. My area -- south suburban Boston -- does not offer many fabric stores, none that would qualify as "fine fabrics." It will be a pleasure to experience an actual store instead of a e-shopping.
Best regards,
NinaLBoston

Cennetta a dit...

Love, love you beautiful jacket.