The Kilim Carpet Coat : Adding the Collar and Sleeves
We return to the Kilim coat! In our last installment of the Kilim coat, I constructed the sleeves, the body front, body back, and yoke. Now, I’m ready to build the collar and install the sleeves.
In the interest of reducing bulk, I bought some blue violet boiled wool for facings. This enables me to face the pieces that need facings (collar, fronts) and make the edges as flat as possible.
I cut the collar with 5/8-inch seam allowances and staystitched 1/2 inch from the collar’s outer raw edges. Then, using lots of water, steam, heat, and the hammer, I pressed in the seam allowances to create a folded edge around the collar.
After pressing under the seam allowances, I laid the upper collar onto a piece of the boiled wool and edgestitched the collar flat onto the wool.
After stitching, I used the pinked-edge rotary cutter to trim…
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