I started with Simplicity 2209 which is an unlined princess seamed jacket with welt pockets.
That ruffle neck version is kind of frightful and maybe the version I made is as well. In the end what I didn't like is the slight overlap in the front, on me it just looked odd but on Alice it looks very good.
Anyway...here is the technique I saw in Threads. Kind of cool, huh? Definitely has potential.
The result is this lining in the upper back of the jacket. The bottom lonf edges of the triangles are folded on the bias so the whole thing has a nice movement and flex across the shoulders and back. I thought it was clever and it came out very well but I doubt I will use it again. Fun to try though. The lining is something I found at an estate sale, not sure what it is, maybe an acetate but the color is a nice contrast to the black denim. I was thinking I would do a bias binding on all the seams but once I got to that point I thought, who am I kidding? way too fiddly for me to do so I serged all the edges with matching rose red thread.
However I did put a bias binding around the armhole because it would have looked kind of strange to see serging there, also in the article it looked good with the bias binding on the armhole. Well their whole jacket looks very nice but honestly if I made that plaid wool jacket it would have a complete lining in it. Itchy, right?
Finished jacket photos in my next post.
How about a pink dahlia for my garden photo? Just this one bloom so far but it is perfection.
Happy summer sewing, Beth