Of course vacation meant not finishing one of the two stitching projects I brought with me, but rather starting another. This had been a dream for some time, before chasing down Emma Congdon’s Literary Quotes, which happened to have not only the Tolkien quote, but also two more of my favorites from Shakespeare and Austen. That matched up well with a sale, which netted me this 4T jean jacket for A to grow into. This project has a finish by date that isn’t negotiable. It will be done by fall so that when she fits a 4T, be it fall or spring, it will be ready for her. I believe I’ve used waste canvas only once before and didn’t like removing it. Hopefully, it will go better this time around.
The design area was cut along the thread lines and then matched to the seamline where the waistband was sewn on in theory that this would help in be straight. Beyond that I tried to center it between the two seams of the center back and side back panels before basting extensively. Only then did the masking tape come into play. The jacket is a stretch denim with a terryclothesque reverse, which has proven excellent for holding the back threads and giving it a little something in the way of support against unraveling.
Here is the first quote, completely stitched and ironed with charms attached. This was stitched on a scrap of fabric leftover from another project and I’ve yet to trim off the Velcro edge. Finishing will determine how best to trim the piece, so for now it is waiting.