Well, the four classes are completed and I finished the blazer.
|There is no interfacing in this jacket; I relied solely upon the fabric weight for structure.|
|Flat Fell Seams are synonymous with denim.|
|The top three buttonholes are functional.|
Here are a few construction details.
1. I used an evaporating marking pen to mark the exact placement of the collar panel at the neck/shoulder seam. See the "X" below. It is very easy to be inaccurate sewing this area and the appearance of the collar and laps is greatly affected.
|Neckline of Jacket Back|
|Clip to the stitching lines which are reinforced with interfacing and stay stitching. I marked the stitching lines so I could see exactly where to stitch.|
View of shoulder and neck seam from inside. Note the seam allowance wides towards the sleeve because I am using a thinner shoulder pad than the pattern expects.
2. Armhole looks good with the thin shoulder pad.
3. I used a cool floral lining for the jacket. I wanted a print that related to the vintage theme but added color just the same. The lining is polyester. I usually line in silk rather than polyester but for no particular reason I felt silk was a mismatch with the faded denim.
4. To build roll into the collar, I pinned the neck edges of the garment and facing at the back neck edge. The two seams will be hand stitched together soon but for now they are just pinned.
I roll the collar back in place keeping the under and top collars aligned.
See how the under collar extends beyond the top collar in the photo below? This happens when the under and top collar patterns are the same. I removed the excess fabric so the collar rolls nicely.
Below is a photo that shows the garment and facing stitched right sides together. You can see 1/2" of under collar fabric sticking out along the back. This is trimmed away.
I have so many projects planned and my flower garden is gorgeous. A great summer!