Double Faced Wool Coat
I have a beautiful piece of camel / cream double faced wool. I would like to sew a unlined wrap coat with lapels. I understand the french seam method for seaming but am at a loss for how to finish the edges for sleeves, neck and lapels. The coats I have seen in Max-Mara, Neiman Marcus have edges top stitched. Have scoured the Archives of Threads and cannot find any information on how to proceed with this detail.
Look up 'felted seam' on youtube. I think you will like this technique.
If your double-faced wool is of the type in which you can separate the layers, I wrote an article titled "Reversible Techniques for Double Cloth. It is in the Feb/Mar 2006 edition, issue #123 (p.60).
There is a great tutorial “Inspired by Balenciaga - A Double cloth coat” at EmmaOneSock.com, click tutorial tab. She also carries 98 fabulous solid color choices of silks - crepe, georgette, charmeuse if anyone needs them. Great service for swatches, color match too! FYI - I’m a satisfied customer volunteering this info.