In this post, I get behind the seams, showcasing the inspiration and the important design elements. I also share with you the challenges and what I learned.
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Reverse Pattern Cutting
If you look carefully, you will notice many pattern pieces make up this jacket. I like to call it the 'Tetris Jacket'.
Collarless with Facings
We applied a 4 inch width front facing from the hem up the center front, then narrowed it down over the shoulder towards the center back. Edge stitching was applied around the neckline, to keep facings 'facing' your body only.
In-set Corner Seams
To add strength to the exterior part of the in-set corner, we fused a small bit of interfacing. When you clip the seam allowance towards the corner, the small bit of interfacing will strengthen the fabric from ripping away over time. So never throw away scraps of interfacing, they can be used in these areas.
What I learned!
If we where to create this design again with the same white linen, an interlining would be required to ensure a solid separation between the exterior and lining fabric. The interlining could be basted to the exterior fabric. Another option, would be to finish the raw edge of the lining prior to closing up the lining to the exterior jacket. What would you do? Please share your ideas below in the comments.
Constructed by Caitlyn Sio and Sheila Wong
Edited by Sahar Manavi
Sheila Wong Sewing Team