Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Work Vest, olive gray wool, test 1

 First time using a heavy wool fabric.  It's a little bit difficult to work with; doesn't lay flat or crease after ironing so it's challenging to hand-fell the seams and fold the pocket pieces.

Made a separate band out of canvas for the armhole.  That way my machine doesn't have to try and pass through 7 layers of thick fabric, and it keeps the armhole seam from puckering so much.

This vest was also a test of my grading skills.  This one was supposed to measure 44" across the chest, ended up 45 1/2".  But I do feel pretty good about my sizes 36, 38, 40, and 42.

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