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Seamwork Magazine: A Lesson in Lining (includes how to remove shoulder pad allowance)

A lesson in lining from Colette, including how to draft your own lining patterns. Could have really done with this when I made my coat 12 months ago!

Sleeves - One of the inner secrets of the fabulous look of an Armani sleeve is his brilliant take on a sleeve header. This shaped piece of light quilting fleece fills in the seam allowance, supports the sleeve, and camouflages the shoulder pad. The header/support is cut 2-1/4 in. wide in the shape of the sleeve cap, following the ease points shown in the drawing on the facing page and explained below. From: Threads Magazine

Armani Jackets: The Inside Story


sewing 101// welt pocket tutorial

We’re on Day 3 of the Icon Coat Sewalong! If you missed the first few days, check out this post about fabric selection and this post featuring a powder blue icon coat on a plus size model.

verykerryberry: Village Haberdashery Spring

The Esme Top sewing pattern from Sew Liberated patterns is a wardrobe staple with a becoming yoke accentuated by a buttoned placket. The gathered sleeves are complemented by a darling elbow cuff, making the Esme an all-weather top.

tips on sewing coat sleeves

How to Make the Perfect Coat: Sewing Sleeves in Jackets