All the sewing I have been doing has put a big dent in my knitting time, but I did finish the first sleeve of Aspen last weekend.
I am planning on lining this coat: I am going to us Liberty Tana Lawn for a nice lightweight lining. In order to do this, I need to construct a pattern for the lining. What I have done is to lay the blocked pieces of the coat on brown paper, and cut around them to create pattern pieces.
The sleeve is lying on top of brown paper which makes a nice sleeve template.
I am going to do a deep inverted pleat in the center back of the lining for ease of movement. I’ll hem the bottom of the lining so that it is about even with the top of the ribbing, and it will hang free — I’m not going to attach it to the ribbing around the bottom, just around the neck and down the side fronts inside the ribbing, and at the armholes. I’ll tack the lining in place in a couple of spots above the sleeve cuffs.
Do I sound like I know what I’m doing? Yeah, only time will tell.
I still have this sleeve to complete:
And then miles and miles of ribbing for the neckband and front bands.
But I’m not in a hurry.