I'm a big fan of hand sewing and quality sewing techniques, but I wanted to sew two quick blazers, which means the hand pad stitching and sew-in interfacings had to go. I used fusible interfacings and quick hand stitches, only where needed, to construct the jackets.
|Welt pocket and buttonhole detail|
I'm very happy with the results: the jacket is nicely shaped and the collar and lapels roll nicely and maintain their shape. I promise to set up my professional photography lighting equipment after the New Year holiday, so please bear with marginal photography a few more weeks!
|Lapels roll nicely|
|Navy jacket is made from a firm, coat weight wool|
Both fabrics were purchased from Mood Fabrics online. The jackets are lined with silk charmeuse from Thai Silks.com.
I'd like to show you how I built a nice roll into the lapels. I started by applying fusi-knit interfacing to all the garment panels (supplier is Silhouettepatterns.com). I marked the roll line and stitching lines on the wrong side of the garment front.