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How to Line a Jacket and Give it a Pretty Facing Finish

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Many of us own tried-and-true (TNT) patterns we love to make over and over again. I know I have a few, and out-of-print (OOP) Vogue 7234, printed in 2000, is my favorite jean jacket pattern. If you can find this pattern, I’m sure you’ll love it, too. It works for me because it has curved princess seams at the sides, in addition to other seams. Many of the current jean jacket patterns are straight, so they won’t compliment my curvy figure as well. I have lined this jacket and included a facing finish.

Years ago, I made a muslin, or test garment, to fine-tune the jacket’s fit. Though this pattern is recommended for stable knits or woven fabrics with stretch, the multiple seams have allowed me to make it successfully in fabrics without those properties. The description on the pattern envelope says it is a lined jacket, but there…

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