How to Make a Floating Shoulder Pad
1. Make a 3-in. long lengthwise dart at the center of the lining/silk charmeuse fabric with the widest part of the dart at the outside section of the shoulder pad (the part at the shoulder/arm).
2. At your ironing board, position the silk charmeuse right side down and cover it with the interfaced shoulder pad adhesive side down sandwiching the pad between the layers and aligning the edges. Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the lining/silk charmeuse extension around the outside edges of the shoulder pad.
|3. Using thread to match the lining/silk charmeuse color, serge from the raw end of the extension around the bull nose and continue until you reach the opposite end of the extension. When serging around the shoulder pad sections make sure you use the edge of the shoulder pad as your guide.
4. Reshape the shoulder pad over a ham using only steam from the iron.
Posted on Dec 4th, 2012 in sewing, garment construction, how-to, fundamentals, sleeve, shoulder pad