Sorry for not blogging lately - family things. I have only managed to finish the shoulder seams on the jacket but I am hopeful I will get back at it tomorrow.
In this photo, the shoulder seam has been sewn and I am about to press it as flat as I can. It is difficult with this fabric that does not crease easily.
Since the fabric doesn't crease easily (good for later when my niece is wearing it however!), making the fold for the flat fell on the shoulder seam is tricky, especially at the bulky points where other seams intersect. But I persevered.
I wasn't going to pin down the fold as I usually do around the armscye but I realized that I could get myself into trouble at the halfway point, when the folded fabric would begin to lump and buckle. So I stuck a thimble on my finger - the fabric is very tough to stick pins through - and slowly folded and pinned my way around the armscye. Then I went 'round again with the zipper foot, sewing down the flat fell. I'm glad that's over.