The Fortuny Jacket: Finessing the Facing
In my first "Fortuny Jacket" post, I demonstrated how I constructed the sleeves. Now, I'll show you how I chose to handle the facing.
But first–just so you can see–here's the label that came with the fabric.
Here's the body of the jacket all together. As I previously showed you, the sleeves have been constructed. I'm leaving the lining for later, but now need to construct the facings.
This customer wanted a contrasting fabric for the lapel facing, so this jacket will "read" like a classic shawl lapel dinner jacket. Using black satin, though, would be too harsh a contrast.
I decided to use the selvages of the fabric for the lapels, as they are unprinted, so will blend well with the design.