The first pocket hoop is finally done.
|interior of pocket hoop showing inside pocket|
|exterior of pocket showing stitching of inside pocket|
|back of pocket hoop showing stitching and finishing|
As I've said before, I tend to do more finishing on items for Lynn and
Shannon, because they will pull any loose threads and unravel the seams.
|all closed up, front view|
|back view of waist casing, showing Lynn's initials|
|front view of waist casing, showing top-stitching|
I know the initials aren't REALLY necessary, but it should help Lynn and Shannon keep track of their gear. Plus it also looks nice, and I feel it's really the finishing touch on any garment. It will also help me keep track of who breaks the most hoops. I left the hoop casings open for a short distance to make replacing them easier, because I know I will have to replace hoops. I think you can see that I used two lengths of 3/8" half oval reed, flat side-to-flat side, in each casing.
Good night and sweet dreams of fanciful sewing.