Well, I got work done, but I’m not confident in the quality of said “work”. I got up to binding the armholes in my doublet and I cut the tabs for the shoulders and waist. I also put together the lining pieces. However, the fit of the doublet seems worse than before I decided to cut the fashion fabric pieces. At this point, I’m going to do some fitting. Hopefully, I can fix whatever I’ve screwed up with out the need for major surgery. I chose a layer of canvas and a layer of cotton duck for flatlining and I took out the linen completely. The boning casings are black twill, and the straight lines of gold on the front facing look nice.
I did figure out why my machine hates me, and I found a fix. The piece I’ll call the tension arm is where my thread kept slipping out, causing the machine to spaz. I took a small piece of tape and put it over the place on the arm where the thread is fed through. Now, the thread can’t slip out, and I can stop yelling at and pleading with the machine.
Oh, and the husband installed a shelf over my machine for books and bric-a-brac. The floor is slightly less cluttered, and I can stop searching for my books.
Looking forward to a low-stress week. Thanks for reading.