I’m at a pivotal point folks. I cut and sewed the lining, inserted the sleeves and sewed on the pockets. That means, it’s time to insert the lining. I have never, ever, had a pretty jacket lining insertion. Like, ever. So, I’m putting this down until I feel like tackling it. I also need to interface the hems and I’m not feeling my iron right now. In the meantime, here’s what I did with the poofy sleeve to keep it poofy.
First, Marji who blogs at Fiber Arts Afloat, is a goddess. She suggested I use ‘Bridal….’ Oy. Crud. I can only remember the name of the Joann brand ‘Bridal Inspiration’. Ummm, the one I mean is Bridal Indulgence? Bridal Intentions? Sigh. I had it in my mind until I sat down at the computer. At any rate
she said ‘youu want to either use a bias strip of silk organza gathered up as a sleeve head to support a puffy sleeve in this jacket with this lightweight wool OR use a straight piece of bridal illusion netting, similarly gathered. Netting has no bias.” Su-wheeet. Done and done. Brilliant.