No, not the car, silly. Why would I go there? I’m sure I opened the hood on the car when I bought it, but since then, there’s been no reason for me to go there. Not sure I even could without consulting the owner’s manual.
That’s pretty sad, huh?
I opened up the hood on the coat, of course. If you read my post yesterday, you know that just mentioning a problem in the hood meant I was going to have to solve it. Turned out it was excessive seam allowance that was preventing the V seam from laying flat. And, it was my first V seam. (And, personally, I don’t much see the point.)
Anyway, I took out the seams that held down the facings, took out the previous seam binding, fixed the dimples and now, I’m putting it back together.
Once the points were right, I put in a new piece of folded seam binding.
This seam was trimmed to 3/8” so I didn’t trim it down to 1/4 like the other seams are. I used a wider piece of binding, cut 2 1/2” instead of 2 1/4.
And, it’s fitting perfectly, so that’s how the rest of the seams will be finished.
Won’t be long and I’ll be back where I started when I decided to take this apart.
I’ve loved having this coat to obsess about. While I was waiting for my interview to start yesterday, I worked in my mind and estimated the amount of work I’d have to take out and then how much time it would take me to put that back in and weighing that against what I thought I’d get out of it. I decided what was an acceptable amount of work and that actually worked out this time.
The interview itself went fine. We had a nice chat. She asked me her questions. I gave her good answers, giving her just the right amount of detail to accomplish what she needed from each question. I’ve interviewed a lot of people and I know that helps me be a better interviewee.
Okay, so everybody have a great Wednesday. Lane