The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings
After the heavy lifting involved with installing the sleeves, the remainder of this coat has felt like a breeze!
Next step was installing the shoulder pads. Since this isn’t a classic tailored sleeve, I chose a shoulder pad that has a curved edge to pad out the cap, rather than the classic set-in tailored shoulder pad.
After determining the proper placement by trying on the coat, I needed to secure the pad in the sleeve.
First, I whipstitched the edge to the inside of the cap.
Next, I catchstitched the pad’s outer edges to the inside of the coat to prevent the pad from curling over time.
Next came installing the front facings. Because of the thickness of the fabric, I used the rug selvages as the font edges, which left the top (neckline) seam from the end of the collar to the front edge to finish.
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