Can I make a tailored jacket in a week? Day 6

It's all about the roll of the lapel, right?

That's what everyone tells me.

I've finished the stiffening in the sleeves and all other pieces. I saved the lapels for last.

I liken them to baking a cake. You might have all the ingredients right, but you don't know how well it turned out until it's finished.

I rolled the lapels on a tube of paper I have and basted the seam tape on the fold.

I then laid the facing piece in and tightly tacked it to the fabric, like my books suggest.

I do like the look, it feels so light and frothy.
I do hope the roll turns out as awesome as they are in the pictures in my catalogs.

Once I finish the other lapel, I'm going to put on the pockets then baste the jacket together for it's first fit.

Wish me luck!

3 comments:

  1. YAY! It's looking good! What book are you using? I love the scans of 1940's suits as well!

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  2. Your photo of the lapel rolling helped me finally make sense of things! Thank you sooooo much :) I needed a picture, apparently, for my brain to realize that the lapel rolls because the fabrics are different lengths. I have a jacket in the works, though mostly fused, and now I understand better how and why to tape the roll line, etc.

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