Thursday, March 01, 2012

Starting Cutting

I finally had a good block of time to start cutting the pattern.

The first project that was sent by the Vintage Pattern Lending Library was a basic duster coat.  Very simple silhouette, but with some period specific trim.  I finally have an excuse to do some proper tailoring.

Just a closeup of a basic scaling method - I'm only one size larger than the sample pattern, so I'm trying to get a basic fit by adding one seam width to the sides.   The period seam allowances are 3/8".

How I'm estimating a 3/8" seam allowance;  my metric Pfaff has the 1.5 cm line marked.

More basting photos to come, as well as my first fitting.