I really should have made these before putting on the sleeves and facings, but I made my own shoulder pads today. It was interesting to contrast them with commercial pads – these are designed for the specific garment, using the pattern pieces for the front and rear shoulders, and (unsurprisingly) they fit a heckuva lot better than the cheap commercial ones!
Here are a few photos of the shoulder-pads-in-progress:
Now I’m just about done with the coat – I’ve stabstitched the collar seams together, so all that’s left is the lining. I’m sort of hoping I can get it finished before CNCH! It’ll take some dedicated sewing tonight and tomorrow night, but, well, we’ll see.