understitching {or, details matter - who knew?}

I can be rather hard-headed at times.
"Because I said so" never worked well on me.
If I don't understand the "why" behind something,
I often simply disregard it.

Such was the case with understitching.

I didn't think it could be all that important,
after all, it was inside and underneath - hidden from view!
So for a good while I simply didn't do it.
I've since learned my lesson.

Making this coat solidified in my mind
how much of a difference understitching can make.
I took my time, stitched by hand, and produced a beautiful result.

The lesson I learned was this: details matter, even those you think no one will notice.

I took this snapshot halfway through the understitching process - only one lapel and one side of the collar has been under stitched, and you can see how much more nicely it lays, even without any pressing.

I took this snapshot halfway through the understitching process - only one lapel and one side of the collar has been under stitched, and you can see how much more nicely it lays, even without any pressing.

{click here to read the full case study for the complete ensemble that this coat is a part of}