In our final class, the whole jacket came together at last! We began by making our samples for absolutely perfect notched collars. Who knew, that in order to get the collar to lay perfectly flat, you’d need to leave a tiny gap at the intersection of the points?!
Another great feature of this class is that Jacque has a plethora of jackets made up in myriad fabrics, and in different stages of completion. Not only is this a helpful visual reference for the process, it also gives you an idea of how many different ways you could take this vintage jacket pattern. Below you can see just a few of the examples… From top, clockwise: Ice Princess (!), Classic Plaid Tweed (with a bold lining), Vintage-Look Suiting, and Solid Woolens. The final steps to completing the jacket involved sewing in our (optional) shoulder pads, setting our sleeves, and sewing the lining into the jacket. The image below shows the bottom of the lining being pinned across the bottom of the jacket- which means… you don’t have to hand sew in any of the lining!
Now, after consulting with Jacque on the last class, I realized the issues I had with my sleeve vents occurred due to cutting my sleeve linings incorrectly. Like a puzzle piece that didn’t quite fit, the linings were just an inch too long. Therefore, I ripped them out, and am ready to re-cut them and finish the garment! It wouldn’t be one of my projects if I left the seamripper untouched during the process ;). I promise to post pictures of the completed jacket, in due time!
In the interim, we will be posting a review of the pencil skirt class for your consideration…