Before I start the quilting I needed to mark the location of these small petal shaped shoulder pads on the back and front of the jacket lining.
The shoulder pads are from Linda Lee's online store The Sewing Workshop Petal Shoulder Pads They are not cheap but are worth every penny. I use them carefully when deciding which garments deserve these high quality pads.
Once I have marked the jacket lining, then I can start more quilting. This picture shows my jacket with three of the
four sections quilted (I stopped so Mr. Lucky and I could go kayaking on a lovely afternoon)
Once the front section was quilted, then it was time to sew in the sleeve. This part required me to look back at that turquoise jacket and work out how I had done it previously.
The sleeve is set into the armscye that has two different sections....the bottom part is quilted to the lining and the top section is left open for a shoulder pad insertion.
I pinned the sleeve in place then as I sewed the sleeve I stopped and clipped right at the intersection of those two areas, folded back the lining and continued stitching until I did the same on the sleeve back.
|Clipped quilted lining, folded back and sleeve insertion continuing on unequaled part of the jacket|
|Sleeve is sewn in place and that clip is folded back before inserting the lining|
|Sleeve lining pinned into place and ready for hand stitching while I sit on the back deck|
|Close up of sleeve lining pinned into place and covering that clipped section|
I love my sewing projects but I was glad I stopped so I could enjoy a beautiful day outside. Winter will be here soon enough and I will be looking back longingly at these pictures. Here's hoping you get to fill your day with some beauty in your sewing room or in nature.