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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Apr 15, 2015
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Now that the body of the felted wool “bark” coat has been constructed and welt pocket has been installed, the collar and facings need to be attached.  The collar installation on the bark coat is different from the installation of a traditional notched lapel on a tailored jacket. The reason is, in part, because I wanted to camouflage the neck seam so that it doesn’t contrast harshly with the coat body’s seams when the collar is turned up. This technique makes the neck seam appear to be another curvilinear seam. More tailoring techniques from Kenneth D. King: • How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 1• How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 2• How to Make a Tailored Collar• How to Replace a Sleeve Lining• How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel • How to Sew a Catch Stitch I’ve made a pounce pattern of the undercollar, marking the finished stitching line, the curvilinear lines, the neck seam, and the center back. 1. Mark the collar onto the fabric with the pounce pad, hand-baste the center-back line, and machine-baste the finished stitching lines of the collar edge and neck seam. 2. After cutting the curvilinear seam below the neck seam, match the the…

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