This is the jacket with the 'sleeves'

(9 Posts)
SilverHawk Thu 05-May-16 21:12:20

I'm quite pleased with the matching grin but... It's a very thick linen and I do not want to line it. How do I tidy the seams up?

Flossyfloof Sat 07-May-16 08:20:11

Can you find someone with an over locker who could oblige got a bottle of wine? It's beautiful.

lavendersun Sat 07-May-16 17:18:58

Overlocking after a bottle of wine is never a good idea ignore flossy.

Overlocking is good or you could put bias binding on your seams easily enough.

Lovely jacket by the way.

SilverHawk Sat 07-May-16 21:31:57

The 'sleeves' refers to the unorthodox way...of putting them in! There is a better photo of the material in the other thread.www.mumsnet.com/Talk/arts_and_crafts/2626261-Unorthodox-way-of-fitting-a-sleeve#prettyPhoto
I have zig-zagged everything and biased the facing. I will bias the hem but the arm hole still looks a mess. I am very nervous of machine sewing the bias on the arm hole, I'm not sure why.

lavendersun Sun 08-May-16 06:40:31

It will be fine Silver. Pin it well and go slowly.

Not sure if the bit on Hong Kong seams will be helpful or not.

www.seasonedhomemaker.com/finish-seams-without-a-serger/

Flossyfloof Sun 08-May-16 08:58:36

I meant FOR a bottle of wine! But if you have one you have a grateful recipient here.

lavendersun Sun 08-May-16 10:02:22

I knew that really Flossy!

Binding would look good though! You could make flowery binding from half a metre of poly cotton, cheap as chips.

Katymac Sun 08-May-16 16:38:52

Oh I like that

SilverHawk Fri 13-May-16 20:39:15

Thank you Lavendersun for the hand holding. I did exactly as you said and it worked. I did procrastinate for a few days....
When I sew a dress, I tidy the seams but they don't need to look good IYSWIM and other jackets I've sewn have been lined.
I am now very pleased with the result smile

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