Here’s the latest on the anorak:
The pattern calls for a 36-inch separating zipper. I didn’t find one to my liking locally, so I ordered one (manufacturer: YKK) from online supplier Sew True.
I monkeyed around with eyelets and pliers and grommets and grommet tools…then threw up my hands and did buttonholes for the drawstring openings. Now I wonder whether I can possibly stitch eyelets on my machine with an attachment. That would be nifty.
The hanging loop in my old windbreaker gave me the idea of including a similar loop in the neckline seam of the anorak. I followed some instructions for making belt carriers from Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing. You just cut a strip, fold and press the raw edges to the inside, and topstitch.
I’m hoping that when I put in the drawstring and create the blousing effect at the waist, this anorak won’t look so enormous on me.
- topstitching the fronts and hood
- flat-felling the sleeves and side seams
- stitching on the cuffs
- buttonholes and buttons
- adding the casing
- inserting the drawstrings