Hello all, I have been steadily working away on the hand sewing portion of my Vogue 7975. This part of the construction process has well and truly surprised me. I thought that I would hate all the hand sewing as it has never been my strength. But I must tell you, I have come out the other side with a new respect for the process. The quiet, slow, methodical practise of trimming, folding pressing and sewing each seam by hand was something I thoroughly enjoyed and am rather sad that this piece is done.
Ah, the little French jacket. There are so many wonderful versions that have been beautifully sewn over the years. Many fellow seamstresses have used Vogue 7975 as the basis of their creations, and have very graciously shared their insights, tips and process. Inspired, I spent an hour or so this morning, tracing out View E of V7975. I will be making this with a lovely navy and white boucle that I purchased last summer at Mood Fabrics, during a trip to NYC.