Tweed & Bouclé: The Classic Cardigan Jacket
by Kathryn Brenne
  • Introduction
  • Design Details and Style
  • Suitable Patterns, Alterations and Fabrics
  • Preshrinking the Fabrics
  • Needles and Thread
  • Layout and Cutting
  • Hand Stitches - Part 1
  • Hand Stitches - Part 2
  • Marking, Stay & Intefacing
  • Quilting
  • Side Seams
  • Buttons
  • Buttonholes
  • Hems
  • Finishing the Edges
  • Trim
  • Pockets
  • Setting a Sleeve & Finishing the Lining
  • Cleaning & Care
  • Order of Assembly
  • Kathryn's Vintage Garment Collection
  • Kathrynís Vintage Garment Collection - more photos
  • Kathrynís Plaid Tweed Jacket



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    Side Seams

    After the garment pieces have been quilted, baste the shoulder and side seams together by hand for a trial fitting. Adjust as needed. Machine stitch the garment side seams and press open. It is easier to remove the shoulder seam basting and lay the garment flat to finish the lining side seams. Pin the front lining flat over the garment side seam allowance. Attach the edge of the front lining to the back seam allowance of the garment with a running stitch. Fold the edge of the back lining under aligning it with the seam line. Pin and baste about 1/8" back from the folded edge. This is where I will use a very fine beading needle and 100 weight silk thread to baste. It prevents holes from being left in the silk. Fell-stitch the back lining to the front.


    The front seam allowance of the lining is attached to the back seam allowance of the garment with a running stitch.

    The back lining is folded under, basted and then stitched to the front lining with a fell stitch.
      
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