Progress on the coat continues. The sleeves are in and the facings are on. This is the easiest type of collar for me to construct- it is on a collar stand, like a trench coat. There is no pad stitching necessary.
This is the first time I have block-fused coat fabric with interfacing and I like it. It's a stiffer look than fabric stabilized with hymo canvas (as in my gray coat) and it's a little tricky to sew some of the tighter areas, like the armholes. I don't think I'll fuse interfacing for the vintage Butterick 4627 coat. I am glad I did not fuse that fabric already.
And the lining is ready to go in:
After I have hemmed the coat and coat sleeves, I will sew the edge of the lining to the facing edges and hand sew the lining hem to the coat. Then come the buttons and buttonholes (machine-sewn) and finished.
The fancy party dress isn't needed for a few months. And, I am not sure I want to tackle another coat right away, either. Maybe it's a good time to let things settle and see what tickles my fancy.
A little surfing around the blog neighborhood will give me some ideas.
I am so much more productive thanks to the online sewing community - you all inspire me to reach higher and try a little harder. Thank you for that.
T.G.I.F and have a great weekend!