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The Tailored Jacket: How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 2

Nov 04, 2014
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In Part 1 of this tailoring series, I showed you how to sew a surgeon’s cuff. Unlike traditonal cuffs often found on tailored jackets, a surgeon’s cuff features working buttons and buttonholes. I’ll demonstrate how to add a lining to a sleeve with a surgeon’s cuff. If this process looks familiar, it closely tracks a tutorial I previously shared where I illustrated how to reline a jacket sleeve. More tailoring techniques from Kenneth D. King: • How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 1 • How to Make a Tailored Collar • How to Replace a Sleeve Lining • How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel • Eliminate Buildup in Your Seam Allowances • How to Sew a Catch Stitch I chose to cover the lining pieces in this tutorial to eliminate confusion. To make the upper sleeve lining pattern, measure up from the jacket sleeve pattern hem allowance by 3/4 inch, and draw a line straight across. On the jacket undersleeve, do the same thing. Trace out the lining pieces. Here are the ready-to-construct lining pieces. Cut out the sleeve and lining pieces. Sew both seams on the sleeve lining, stopping the stitching at the vent opening on the back sleeve…

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