Hi, all! This is the last post about this particular jacket – I promise. After asking your opinion in the last post about how to make the seams more prominent, I added saddle stitching to the seams. So, here it is. I like the loose, monk-like vibes of this jacket; and there was a request… Read More One More Time: Jacket, circa 1935, Saddle Stitched
First up, last week’s puzzle, revealed….. I want to thank everyone who responded here and on Facebook with highly educated guesses! Some of your guesses were spot on! This jacket is from another leaflet from Coats and Clark company in the 1930s. Titled “The Gay Flannel Jacket” the leaflet crams all the basic, important information… Read More Puzzle Revealed: Jacket Pattern, circa 1935
Last week, you saw me following the instructions in a leaflet issued by Coats & Clark in 1934 – read about it here. That was a trial; today, I give you the final slip. Why didn’t I just use a tried and true camisole pattern from the old Stretch and Sew book? Maybe…. because I… Read More The Final Slip
This leaflet was produced and distributed in 1934 by the much revered, 200 plus year old thread manufacturer, Coats and Clark. You can read all about their history on their website. In the 1930s they published a series of leaflets called “Smart Cuts to Sewing”, and I have seven of them, purchased from a long forgotten… Read More Cut Your Corners: #Sewing a Slip From 81 Year Old Instructions.