Yay! I finally finished my second Shoalhaven Shacket by Muna and Broad and I love it!
12.5oz all-cotton denim
This is 12.5oz, 100% cotton denim and was lovely to work with. However, some of the top-stitching was challenging through all those layers. My previous Shoalhaven was wool and that fabric was a little easier to manage – the denim weighs more and you have to do a fair bit of hauling it around the machine to top-stitch.
Set up old machine for top-stitching
I am lucky enough to still have my old machine, so I set it up for the top-stitching and that worked really well. This thread is a green-gold colour which I prefer to the bright yellow. I used an almost identical colour normal thread for the buttonholes.
Hong Kong binding
For this version I did not Hong Kong bind all the sleeve seams, to reduce bulk and make top-stitching easier. But I serged/overlocked the raw edges before sewing the seams together, then ironed them open (instead of to one side).
Zip welt pockets
I added zip welt pockets where I used jeans zips. You can see my post about this type of pocket here: https://sheilaokelly.com/2021/01/02/how-to-add-zipped-welt-pockets-to-anything/
I think this shacket will go with nearly everything in my wardrobe.
I ordered buttons about six weeks ago, but they haven’t arrived yet. I then ordered them somewhere else, but they’re not here yet either. They’ll probably all turn up together!
The lovely quality denim came from http://www.quiltyarnstitch.com as did the cotton lawn I used for the lining and binding.
Underneath, I’m wearing an LB Pullover from Paper Theory in boiled wool (also from Quilt Yarn Stitch); and a Style Arc Sorrento skirt in fabric from https://www.seasaltcornwall.co.uk/ (bought and skirt made some time ago).