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.
The selvages of this Fortuny fabric are unprinted for about 4-1/2-inches from the edge of the fabric. This means…
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