Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cascade Jacket Progress - Hampered by Responsibilities (ick)

Whew, sorry about the silence around here, folks.  I'm getting my butt handed to me with this course I'm teaching, and now that my textbook has arrived (finally), I get to power through it while I try to write two final exams...in less than a week.  AHA yeah that's going to go well, I can tell.

wip: Cascade Coat
Anywho, I'm plugging away at my jacket.  I finally found the brown leather and wood toggles I wanted, only to realize that brown leather was going to look awful next to the trim I'm using.  I cut up some of my leftover leather from my hitchhikker's jacket, and I like the look.  Even if I did cut the leather loops a little bit too long.  Oops.  I'm attaching the sleeves now, but the sleeves are a little tight across the upper arm, so I have to let them out a bit. 
wip: Cascade Coat
Using McCall's 6286 as a guide, although I shortened and narrowed them up.
I've also added a bit of shaping to the back through a couple of darts.  I won't do this in the winter coat version though.

Fabric order
Speaking of the winter coat, my fabric arrived!!  I like it, despite how plain and boring it is.  I wanted an easy-to-wear background piece that I could add lots of fun accessories to, like bright knitted hats and cowls and mitts.

Fabric order
The pants material looks pretty much how it showed online.  I'm pretty excited to try sewing these up, but I need to finish this jacket first.  I'm enjoying the slow sewing, which is good because the toggles definitely demanded that!

Ooo question!  I'm trying to find a source for thinsulate interlining material that won't include ordering it from the States of a cost of $25 for the fabric, $35 for shipping, and an additional $20 when you convert that to Canadian.  I suspect I can do better than $80 for 3 m of interlining fabric if I source it in Canada.  Does anyone know if anywhere down south carries thinsulate?

Anywho, I'd better get back to it.  No, not the jacket - I need to come up with 10 exam questions tonight.  :P  Although those sleeves are calling my name...NO HEATHER, BAD.  Back to work, missy!

10 comments:

  1. I'm loving your jacket so far! All that new fabric looks really enticing, I hope you get your exam questions written quickly so you can get back to the fun stuff :D

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty stoked, actually. I didn't get anything done, exam or jacket, because CANADIAN ELECTION. Holy cow, that was all consuming.

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  2. A Great Notion (Vancouver area) carries Hobbs Thermore. It is a thin poly batting used for coats and other items.
    Barb

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    1. Hmm. I sort of want to go with a thinsulate, since it has the reflective properties, but I'll definitely look into it. Thanks so much for the suggestion!

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  3. Looking good Heather - I love your leatherwork.

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  4. Did you try contacting Marshall's fabric? They may have it at one of their warehouses and could let you know how much shipping would be. Or even send someone to get it and mail it to you (I could do that, if you can wait a bit lol).

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    1. I don't know why, but I totally forgot about Marshalls. And Mitchells! For shame Heather, those are your favourite fabric shops. :D I'll give them a shout tomorrow, see what they have. I'm hoping to beg my Grandma or cousin or someone to pick some up for me and ship it, but thanks so much for your offer! :D

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  5. My question from another post was answered- you're teaching class! That's one good thing about being behind on your blog reading, there aren't any cliffhangers. If I just keep reading, I'll eventually figure out what's going on. I love your jacket progress so far and Man! That hitchhiker jacket! I love that you cut up two thrifter sweaters to make it!

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  6. Peak fabrics in Calgary (has an online shop) has thinsulate.
    Barb

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