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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Apr 15, 2015
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Now that the body of the felted wool “bark” coat has been constructed and welt pocket has been installed, the collar and facings need to be attached. 

The collar installation on the bark coat is different from the installation of a traditional notched lapel on a tailored jacket. The reason is, in part, because I wanted to camouflage the neck seam so that it doesn’t contrast harshly with the coat body’s seams when the collar is turned up. This technique makes the neck seam appear to be another curvilinear seam.

More tailoring techniques from Kenneth D. King:

more on tailoringHow to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 1
How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 2
How to Make a Tailored Collar
How to Replace a Sleeve Lining
How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel
How to Sew a Catch Stitch

I’ve made a pounce pattern of the undercollar, marking the…

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