When I start a tailoring project, I like to start with the smaller pieces then move on to the larger pieces. I have finished the sleeves for this new jacket. Now, when the jacket body is complete, I can just grab the sleeves and sew them on.
The fabric is en embroidered linen that I bought as a remnant. It was a tan color, and I dyed it burgundy. That’s what the label on the dye said, anyway, but burgundy mixed with the tan color gave me this tomato-y red. Which I like. I’m glad the embroidery was done in rayon, so it would take the dye in a way that a poly thread would not.
I threw the lining in the same dye load. It started out pink, and turned a much more burgundy color than the linen.