Friday, November 4, 2011

More alterations...creating lining for an unlined jacket....

A friend of mine asked me to line a blazer/jacket that she had.  She wanted it to "skim" over her hips, not stick to them.  Who likes a jacket that you have to constantly pull down.  I know I don't.  I said, sure, I'll try.  I've done it for myself, but doing it for someone else causes me to be a perfectionist.  But, it was much easier than I thought.

I took a tissue from a pattern that I will never use....laid it over the jacket back and poked holes around the armsyches and side seam....then cut it out from that
 Then I laid it over the jacket to make sure I sized it correctly.  I did cut it a tad larger just in case of error.
 Just two pieces.....that's it!  She didn't want the sleeves done.
 I machine stitched it to the top (which had a short bodice and the back, leaving the armholes free.

She's happy and I'm happy.  Super simple!  I know alot of you guys would have no problem doing this, but some of you are afraid of alterations and I just want you to see how easy it is.

2 comments:

Eugenia said...

Great job! What a very nice friend you are!

Lynneb said...

Hi Kathy. I was reading blogs and found you left a comment on Eugenia's last post. I had to stop by your blog to tell you that I live in Lockport! I was so surprised to see your info that you are in the Buffalo/Tonawanda area! I would love to know if you've found any great fabric sources around here other than Joann's!

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