I use the pins to remind me to stop and leave a side seam gap for later. Can you see what I’ve done? The crosswise pins act as my reminder to leave a gap.
Collar and facings
Preparing the collar and facings starts off lovely, then becomes messy, then is lovely again.
Then I added a trim along the facing edge that joins the lining. This is not part of the instructions. This is my ‘take’ on making jackets.
This story does have a collar and lining happy ending. It’s neat and clean.
Here’s how the collar with lining now sits nicely. The black trim worked too.
I found some Craftsy writers that have some good information to keep in mind when you’re at this stage.
- The beauty of understitching facings by Linda Reynolds on Craftsy.
- Andrea Brown on Craftsy shows how to sew a double welt pockets the way Roberta taught me years ago when she used to teach at the Sydney McCalls warehouse.