Sunday, March 11, 2012

Minoru sewing

I've had visitors for the last week, so no access to my sewing room, but that all changed yesterday afternoon.

The main fabric which is rip-stop has been cut out for a few weeks now and last weekend at the ASG Alexandria group meeting I thread marked the elastic casing marks on all the pieces and started to add zippered welt pockets to the front, after viewing Maria's Minoru at the same meeting. 


I cut out the lining yesterday, you can see a peak of it in the pocket.

The sleeves are stitched to the front and back and have been topstitched.


I have decided to line the hood, both are stitched but not joined together.  After reading so many other Minoru constructions, I'm trying to decide if I will add an elastic draw string to the hood like Rocket Sews did with hers.  Think I need to do a test buttonhole to see how it works on the rip-stop, my decision might be made for me.

7 comments:

velosewer said...

I love your lining Sharon and you're pockets look perfect too.

Cherrypix said...

You and Marie are putting the RTW jacket makers to shame! The pockets look like a work of art. Love the colours.

meli88a said...

A welt zipper pocket? You have some skills!

Renata said...

Looking good so far. Alexandria looks like becoming one non-stop fashion runway. It is a den for inspiration.

Kirsty said...

Your jacket's looking great and zips in those pockets are a useful idea for future reference. It might be worthwhile trying a small square of interfacing behind the drrawstring buttonhole if you can do that with ripstop? I was thinking about your post this morning and wondered also about little metal eyelets? The lining is beautiful peeking out of your pocket.

Carolyn said...

Your pockets look very professional! And I just love the look of that lining too!

Elle said...

Such beautiful attention to detail. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed version.