DEVOTED-LILAC JACKET AND BLACK FURRY SCARF JACKET


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Left is the Front hemline, and right is the Back hemline as I hve pinned it during 'design time'.


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Assess your scarf's design. 

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I have selected this portion of the designto use on my jacket.  


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Pull a thread to cut straight if possible on your scarf/fabric.  

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Dot marks the center of the length of the design - important to establish to place at the center back neckline.  

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The jacket Front gives you the 'pattern' for the lower hemline facings.  I cut the silk dupioni with the grain going up and down the jacket for a slimming look. 


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For pocket, cut TWO layers for one side of the Front hemline facing shape PLUS a seam allowance at the top.  Stabilize, stitch, and press open.  

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 Couch yarn along the seam line that lies on the uppermost hemline facing edge. 


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Stitch vertically through inside facing layer and jacket itself to create the pocket. 


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See how the priori stitching defines the pocket in a size appropriate for your hand.  

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On either side of the pocket opening, stitch through ALL layers. 


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Whoops - I cut the Back hemline facing on the opposite grain - gotta fix! 

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Back hem;line facing fixed to vertical grain - and now for some ine finishing at the side seam....

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"Quilt' through layers of silk and jacket at Fronts and Back to attach the layers.  NEVER fuse large areas like this! 


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Booboo piece used for inside hemline facing. 

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Designing the upper yoke pieces. 

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Use one yoke from which to cut the other, but be sure to place them right sides together so you get mirror images.   



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Quilt through upper yoke areas same as you did or the hemline facings. 

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Couch yarn at lower edge of yokes. f

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Refining center Front opening. 


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Designing Back yokes with similar angled grainline.  A center back seam will be necessary for the grains to go in mirror image. 

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Staystitch the Back neck again, and pull it up to hug the neck.   

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Tweek the side seams to fit your body. 


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Body side seams get pressed towards the Back, andSleeve seams get pressed towards the Fronts to balance the bulk in the armhole seam.  

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Not much fabric left - but I eeeked out the bia bindings needed to finish the neck and center fronts.  

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Cut angled edges of bias at 90 degrees, and place as shown to stitch then as shown by the pin.  


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Remember to trim the seam before pressing the binding around it. 

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Finished binding looks like this.

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Couching yarn along hemline binding.  This is the kind of detail you'd never find in ready-to-wear...


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The jacket will look like this from the inside.  Just carefully trim excess bias closer to the stitching if desired. 

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Here, I'm carefully placing the border on the scarf/fabric exactly in the proper place for stitching to the jacket.  

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Checking motif showing at bottom of center Fronts... 


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Trim excess scarf/fabric allowing at least 1/2" to turn in for a fine finish at the bottoms.  Slipstitch these bolded edges together by hand.   

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Scarf/fabric edges finished are flush with center Front bound edges. 

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Stabilize bottom of Sleeves by using Straight Fusible Stay Tape to the outsides.


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Turn back end as you start stitching bias right side to the wrong side of the Sleeve's lower edge. 

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Overlap as you finish attaching Sleeve bias. 

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Press out and away...

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Press around to the outside...

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Turn under edge on outside and pin. 

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Slipstitch fold at underarm seam.


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Make the fringe...
 


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Lark's Head Knots. 

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Tug gently.


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Right sides together and stitch, now insert Loop Turner and hook on fabric to turn it right side out for Front closure loop.  

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Binding hem.

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Right sides together 'clean' finish.


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Pull to turn...

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With scarf pulled out of the way, stitch loop on after determining proper length from button already stitched on the jacket. 

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A long, tubular furry scarf is attached doubled to this sweatshirt and then the edge is bound - same way as Lilac Pashmina Jacket. 


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Back of jacket


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Length is added with polar fleece extension at the back only.  

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Fuse Straight Fusible Stay Tape to lowermost edge of jacket. 


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Add outer and inner facings of embellishment fabric to conceal the polar fleece...


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Add couched yarn trim.  See Booklet..  

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Couch yarn down the back of each Sleeve. 


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Close up of classy finish!










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