Nutty New YearPosted: January 10, 2014 Filed under: Dressmaking, Fabric | Tags: Dressmaking, Fabric, Jackets 7 Comments
Well I got back to work on clients stuff on Monday. My first job was to gather all the things I had ‘put away until after the holidays’. Ouch. I really hadn’t realised how it was building up so this week has been absolutely nuts.
I realised pretty quickly that Minoru jacket was going to have to wait for attention. However, I hadn’t considered how interested you people would be about the NIKWAX wash in waterproofing. Now I may have sounded a good deal more confident about this than I ought to have been – this was as much an experiment for me although I obviously didn’t make that clear! I have used this on commercial garments to ‘reproof’ them after washing so I thought it would be good to try. Nothing to lose after all.
You can see from the photograph that the water I sprayed onto the fabrics has stayed on the surface on both pieces so I have hopes that this jacket will be showerproof – not deluge proof but good enough. As the fabric wasn’t bought as a waterproof/showerproof fabric I am happy with the level of protection I have got there – and I know I am able to launder it again with the treatment if I need to.
The Thinsulate has arrived for the warm interlining but I haven’t had an opportunity to cut it out yet – I am planning a bus-mans holiday this weekend so hope to have something to show early next week.
P.S. I can’t remember who asked but the pockets I am added will be welt pockets. I will mitre the corners to remove the bulk from the very edges – but more on that later.
Looks like a very successful experiment. Great to know.
Wow that works really well!
Brilliant – I was curious!
I like this jacket too. May I ask you where have you ordered the Thinsulate?
I bought it from Pennine Outdoor Fabrics – lots of goodies on their site so you have to be very disciplined!
That looks like such a brilliant product!