Beautiful summer fabrics – like handkerchief linen – demand simple finishes. Here’s an easy way to deal with the edges of a loose-fitting boxy jacket. Start by adjusting your pattern to allow a substantial hem width and an equal amount on each front opening edge. Add ¼ inch on all sides for clean finishing. The vertical hems on the front take the place of the facings. You don’t need interfacing unless you want buttons and buttonholes. In that case, I’d suggest adding a layer of sheer silk organza to the fronts.
A mitered corner eliminates bulk.
To complete the miter:
Turn up the hem, turn in the fronts, and press.
Turn in the edges the desired amount. Press.
Turn in ¼ inch on all three edges and press.
Turn in 1/4 inch on all sides to clean finish the edges.
Fold the hems in place and mark the point where the inside…
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