I must be losing it. I swear I read an article in Threads that was written by Kenneth King, in which he describes how to put heavy interfacing over muslin with a 3 step zig zag. King then trims the interfacing on one side, and the muslin on the other side, leaving the thin muslin in the seam allowance. In this same article, he further gives instructions on how to alter a jacket pattern so that the under collar is cut with the jacket front as a shawl collar, and the upper collar is cut separately, so that there is no bulk at the notch. He further explains how to properly cut the notch so that it doesn’t have a curvey sag look after it is sewn and pressed.
I have searched my magazines and cannot locate this article and the on line index has no mention of King every writing such an article. Am I imagining this in gruesome detail? (the sample jacket is a green twill) and in vivid color? Or has the on line index once again missed every key word that I can possibly think of?
Does anyone out there know where this article is?
Thank you, Val
Hey, when u mentioned the Green Twill jacket it clicked in my mind - I know I just saw that ---- It is the newest THREADS MAY 2008 #136 (w/those jeans in framed. It is titled Hot Pocket - Tailoring Series -Part 1 pages48-53
I hope this is one you were looking for. Happy sewing :~)
Not quite, I'm looking for the one he wrote before this one, all about lapels in tailored jackets. I'm making mens 19th century frock coats, and thought I would redraw the front pattern to use his method of a shawl collar under the notched top collar. I did read that article on the chinese pocket and that green twill jacket he's wearing is the one that he made in the previous article.
I'll keep looking, but I get so distracted by all the wonderful old articles. I have to get focused though because there are pattern pieces draped over every surface of the house.
Val, I think you are looking for #124 pp.74-79. It looks like Kenneth is demonstrating the technique on the same jacket he is wearing in the current issue. Hope this is what you are looking for!
Yes! Sue, you rock. That is exactly what I've been searching for. Now I can get back to work on those frocks. I can't believe I missed that. I'm going to photo copy it and put it in a separate notebook. I'll give you all some photo's and critique as soon as I get finished with these jackets. It looks so fail proof, I love Kings work.
Hey I am glad that You were given the correct info. u need - when you stated that green jacket - I knew I had it. haha :~) I looked forward seeing those pictures too. Enjoy sewing my friend, :~) tera
Val, So glad I could help...I look forward to seeing the finished jacket pics.
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