Friday, August 3, 2012

Yes, I am alive and still working on the Jacket !!!!!

Dear Readers,

This has been a rather busy and I can confidently say a very productive week. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for not posting anything sooner but as you can appreciate my tailored jacket journey is rather a slow one and I don't feel I should bore you with posts that only  have minor progress.

I am pleased to advise that I have conquered the lining and construction of the lining. Can I say, this was the hardest part of the jacket construction for me. Seriously, why does it have to be slippery....

Picture 1. I know it doesn't look like jacket  in this photo. I was totally lost at this stage hence decided to take the picture...

Getting lost in the jacket/lining construction is sooo fact, I believe it is unbelievably easy to get confused and subsequently stop functioning for a stated earlier this was most challenging part for me..

Picture 2. Sleeve/Lining Section of the Sleeve
Attaching the lining to the inner sleeve is rather amusing experience as I was trying to achieve full instalation of the lining without any hand sewing which I can advise that I was able to do it successfully.

Picture 3. The  Finish Line getting closer YEAY

It is truly nice feeling when you can see that you are almost at the end of the road and your jacket is coming along nicely.

Hello,,,,I am almost Done....

Picture 6 Vents Area completed by Hand...

And there we are  my readers, as you can see I have managed to complete fair bit of work in addition to my busy week and life demands.  The last step of my jacket constructions are buttons and I am anticipating to finish this before my US Trip tomorrow...(Cant promise though)

There will be a slight pause with my blog as I am off to US and Canada for a holiday. I will be attending the Male Pattern Baldness Day (MPB) Day which is on the  11th of August 2012.  Here is the link for those that want to find out more...MPB Day 2012 - Peter Lappin

Thank you for reading my posts and updates to follow soon... Take care

Cheers, Mike


  1. I know what you mean about getting lost in the lining! I'd be interested to know how you sewed the lining to the jacket hem - is it by machine or slipstitched? I'm doing the Minoru jacket at the moment and the lining is just placed and topstitched.

    1. HI Katy, thank you for your comments. Apologies for late response as I didn't have access to my blog while in US. How is your Minoru jacket going? The lining Vent section I had to finish by hand. I didn't know how to do it by machine. :)

  2. Wow, despite your struggles, the jacket is looking absolutely terrific! Beautifully tailored and very professional looking; well done for persevering and getting a fantastic result!
    Thanks so much for the comment on my blog too :)