Congrats on that self made safari jacket! It is great to see people try things they never have done. I am about to embark on making a jacket with some heavier weight light blue linen. Been teaching myself hand sewing. My 70 yr old tailor for my clothes looks at me with amusement when he explains some tailoring details etc. Did you canvas it on the lapels? Did you use a regular iron for curving/pressing it? Machine stitched the long seams? Buttonholes? Not on tumblr so this is anon, Cheers!
Nice to hear about another enthusiast trying out a bit of DIY tailoring.
I didn’t canvas the lapels on the safari jacket, I will try that on the next one I make though. I haven’t used an iron yet. When it’s all put together I will press it with a really heavy iron though. It’s a bit harder to get good results with a regular iron. I’ve machine stitched all the long seams yes, and hand stitched pockets, lapels et c. Hand made buttonholes of course.