A Tale of Two Doctors- Part 4, Pockets and the Mystery Back Piece…
So, time to make those pretty pocket pieces!
I cut some dark felt out to help line the spoon flower fabric and give it more weight.
Now the secret of this task- invisible hem tape! I used it to iron the check, felt and lining layers all together in a sandwich of power.
Then I took the herringbone tape and ironed a sharp crease.
More hem tape and some careful ironing, attempting to not burn fingers.
Then turn the corner and add more tape!
A pin keeps the corner in perfect position.
Mmmmm, binding mitre corners.
When it’s all done I took a matching thread and used an invisible stitch to sew the edges down. When Christian does his he’ll use a top stitch but I like to make things pretty.
Because this coat hates me the lining for the pockets is different to match the panels they join with. >.>
This is the mystery back piece that has no name. Can anyone fill me in on what it’s called? It’s the part that usually buttons above the back vent.
I cut out the perfect size from the dark felt and pinned it down. This then becomes the guide that I sew around- no more wonky oblongs for me!
Pinking shears- very useful for trimming inside seam allowances.
I left a hole to turn it all inside out and iron the bejesus out of it.
This is a simple version of ladder stitch which is basically invisible. Ooooh yesssss hand stitches.
Then it’s pinned to the back, ready to be sewn on right at the end!
Next step- making some welted pockets to give the pocket flaps something to go with. :D