Hong Kong and Hannah Silk Ribbons

Slow progress on the jacket with Mother's day last weekend and activities around that. I was able to do a little sewing Sunday evening and a little yesterday evening prior to DH arriving home and fixing dinner.

I decided to do a Hong Kong finish for the jacket seams. I underlined all fabric pieces and played around with serger for a seam finish. But after acquiring the bias ribbon mentioned in my previous post, the green shades in most of the ribbons match the green specs in the jacket material. I decided that these will do great for the Hong Kong seam finish. Here are shots of the jacket with seams being enclosed with the ribbons. Still a work in progress and several more seams to go.



The bottom photo is a true color of the jacket fabric and lining. The close up was really washed out and I could not seem to capture the colors even when editing in Photoshop.
I hope to get another 10 minutes or so this evening to continue the work on the jacket.

Comments

  1. I used a hong kong finish on a jacket project and I loved the results. I love that fabric more every time I see it.

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  2. This is one of my favorite techniques. It provides a nice clean finish and it adds value to the garment.

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  3. Great finish. Agree with Tany completely. I haven't used it much yet, but when I did, I loved the results.

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  4. Gorgeous finish and inspiring. Will have to think about this for my next jacket project.

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  5. This finish is perfect for your jacket, won't it be fun to casually drape the jacket over a chair with those seams showing!

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  6. Linda .- these are very original tapes to cover the seams and create a beautiful effect. greetings. Paco

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  7. Wooow the colours in your fabric are amazingly beautiful. And those silk ribbons... I'm so jealous!
    Great finish, this is going to be such a classy couture jacket!

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