Thursday, 6 January 2011

Planet Of Fire waistcoat -
calico test: finished!

Just before Christmas I spent some time making a calico test for my Planet Of Fire waistcoat replica.

After cutting my Pattern, I showed how I made the Fronts, with their six welted pockets; and then the Back, with its complex pleated arrangement.
Finally, I had to hand-stitch all the jute piping on around the edges, which I did over Christmas, and now at last it is finished!

I’ve taken some side-by-side photos to compare how the test is looking and hanging.


The fronts have come out very well – I’m happy with those. Working with the embroidered curtain fabric wasn’t as bad as I had feared, which was a relief.


The back has come out quite well too, though I need to pay a little more attention tot he straps, which need to be a tad longer and not as wide. Otherwise all good.


Looking closer at the front pockets, I got their positioning, angle and design pretty good. 
I had not done the style of welt on the top pocket before, so I need a little more practice on that.

My only problem now is finding the right type and design of fabric to use for the fronts. That’s the hard part!

3 comments:

  1. The detail is very close to the actual jacket. You planning to replicate the pattern for it now?
    Looks very good.

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  2. I'd keep a close eye on the blog over the next few weeks . . . . there may be developments . . . . . :)

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  3. i want a replica waiscoat like this for lanzarote!..anyone know somone who could make one?..sherwoodcolin1000@gmail.com..would love to hear from u

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