The Hybrid Lapel Facing
This Yves Saint Laurent jacket is deceptively simple, but it was constructed with a sophisticated trick. I purchased this jacket recently and discovered it has a really nice detail.
I call this trick a hybrid lapel facing: The upper half of the lapel facing, above the break is a separate piece, while the lower half of the lapel, below the break, is a cut-on facing.
The interior view reveals the horizontal seam that cuts across the facing.
This close-up shows the portion of the facing at the break.
You see a nearly right-angled seam where the seam pivots from the lapel edge, across the facing. For clarity, this break is marked X.
This hybrid lapel facing method works for both shawl and notch lapels. My example below will show a shawl lapel.
Why would you want to draft and make a lapel facing this way? I was taught to eliminate…
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