9th November 2008: Waist Coat In progress 4 I take the pattern Peices and sew them together, once this is done i wear the jacket insde out and have Amber pin the sides to take in the waist coat to give it a tailored look(if no help is avaiable its worth making a ducktape cast of your self).
Once the sides have been sewn i wear the waistcoat hem the front center seam so the left and right sides meet in the middle, I then pin the hem in place and also pin the left and right sides closed.
Then i pin the bottom edge to the shape I need and all of this is now ready to be hemmed by machine, as i will be biasing the jacket afterwards i will be hemming as close to the edge as possiable just in case the bias odesnt cover the stitching.
Once the Waist coat is all hemmed i put it on my cast of my self and make the collar, i began by using a cardboard template cutting it to shape and pinning it on to the waistcoat. Once i found the shape i was after i cut the real thing from sew on voilene, I then make a pocket out of the same waistcoat fabric and sew it to the collar and then the collar to the waistcoat.
With thew collar attached i bias the whole Waistcoat, i use the same technique for the Mini blue waistcoat snt the top white jacket :D