|Front lapels are joined into the shoulder seams; an unusual design feature that is easy to sew|
|1/2" shrinkage in length|
|Use tracing paper to mark original hem length|
|Sleeve with 1 1/2" hem allowance instead of 2" due to shrinkage|
Below are the two sleeves. The vertical seams have been stitched. The seam allowances have been pressed open on the left sleeve. The seam allowances have been pressed and hand catch-stitched to the interfacing on the right sleeve. It took maybe 1 1/2 - 2 hours to catch stitch all jacket vertical seam allowances. The benefits are (1) seam allowances that lay flat after many wearings, and (2) less friction between the garment and the wearer's body.
|Seam allowances catch-stitched on right side|
|Seam a hem facing to the sleeve cuffs|
|A rare "selfie"|