You guys thought I forgot about the Burda jacket, didn’t you? The jacket was set aside for a little bit, because I was getting frustrated. The books I ordered to help me with the notched collar took forever to get to me, so I just winged it.
Here’s a sneak peak:
The jacket is all but complete except for the cuffs. The cuffs…
The free arm on my sewing machine is too wide for the cuffs fit around it. My mom offered to let me use her old Kenmore because the free arm on her machine is a little narrower. To no avail. The cuffs still didn’t fit.
So that leaves me with no choice: I must hand stitch the cuffs to finish this jacket. 🙁 Unless someone can give me another suggestion.
EDIT 3/20/09: Thank you Jackie, Beth, and Sigrid for your helpful suggestions! I had to just stop and think about it, and I finally visualized how to sew the cuffs. The jacket is complete, and hopefully a review will be up by Sunday!
On a brighter note, it’s time to update my work wardrobe, and these are the patterns I’ve chosen.
Since the McCall’s blouse is a TNT (tried ‘n’ true) pattern for me, it’ll get another go, with the ruffle (not shown on the line drawing). Hopefully, it’s not too late to jump on the high-waisted pants trend. I think the two will look cute together as a stylish work outfit. Fabric pics will be posted later.