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Getting the Hang of It

Try two types of drapery weights to help jackets hang better on your body.

Apr 12, 2019
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Over the years, we have read about how a length of chain is stitched above the hemline on the interior of classic French-style jackets. A visible beautiful chain on the garment’s back hem facing serves as a counterbalance to the heavy buttons that are sewn onto each jacket. It enables the garment to appear balanced on the body, and it adds a flash of bling. Many thanks to Susan Khalje and Claire B. Shaeffer for their research and expertise to give us the 4-1-1 on the secrets within this style of jacket.

While this detail is beautiful in a couture-inspired garment, what if you’d like your casual jackets to hang properly on your body? You could try using concealed drapery weights in key areas of the jacket interior. They are added during jacket construction.

Drapery weights are easily found online or at your local fabric/craft stores, and…

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