- Vogue Patterns 8719 Mens’ Blazer, Part I
- Vogue 8719 Jacket – Part II: Fixing the Sleeve Cap Ease
- Vogue 8719 Part III – Regatta Blazer!
- Vogue 8719, Part IV – Making Bias Tape
- Vogue 8719 Part V – Pockets & Body Assembly
- Vogue 8719 Part VI – Sleeves and Facings
At this point the rest of the assembly was straightforward. With the front facings attached, it was time to finish the arm seams by pinning the facings along the armscyes, and stitching the body, sleeves, and facings together all at once.
With the sleeves already basted in place (and without all the fussy gathering that the sleeve cap ease would have entailed), sewing all of the layers together at once was actually not difficult at all, at least with my vintage, solid metal machine. The instructions call for a second line of stitching inside the seam allowance:
Rather than hunt down or special-order a set of pre-fab sleeve heads, I followed the advice of this Threads magazine video and simply used a couple of strips of felt about 2 inches wide and 10 inches long.
The sleeve linings cover the arsmcye and sleeve heads nicely.
The bottom of the jacket across the sides and back is bound, turned up and stitched in place:
A line of topstitching along the jacket’s front edges and collar completes the structural sewing.
And finally, buttons and buttonholes.