In which I finish creating a monster: the Franken-Coat!
In last week’s Part 1, I got started on this experiment in the CYC lab. Preparations for this radical disassembly-shuffle parts-reassembly project involved analyzing the 2 thrift-shop jackets for compatibility, doing a folded mock-up, and finally, rather extensive surgical (scissor-al?) procedures on both jackets. Here’s a quick recap:
Now that everything is ready for the next step, I’m scrubbed and ready to sew!
- Stitch jackets together at waist seam, keeping linings out of the way.
- Add shoulder pads to, well, shoulders, between lining and outside fabric.
- Repair pocket lining on lower part.
- Make and add belt loops to sides.
- Remove old linings; use as patterns, and replace the lining.*
- Remove existing buttons; replace with new ones. Alter buttonholes if necessary.