Vogue 8719 Part VII – Sleeve Linings and Finishing Details

Previously:

Facings pinned to armscye, ready for stitching

Facings pinned to armscye, ready for stitching

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:

Finished, trimmed sleeve with double line of stitching

Finished, trimmed sleeve with double line of stitching

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.

Felt sleeve heads

Felt sleeve heads

Sleeve head pinned in place

Sleeve head pinned in place

The sleeve linings cover the arsmcye and sleeve heads nicely.

Sleeve lining - top edge turned and basted

Sleeve lining – top edge turned and basted

Sleeve lining pinned in place

Sleeve lining pinned in place

Arm lining slipstitched in place

Arm lining slipstitched in place

The bottom of the jacket across the sides and back is bound, turned up and stitched in place:

Bottom hem, bound and stitched in place

Bottom hem, bound and stitched in place

Finished bottom hem and facing, slipstitched together

Finished bottom hem and facing, slipstitched together

A line of topstitching along the jacket’s front edges and collar completes the structural sewing.

And finally, buttons and buttonholes.

Lining up placements for the buttonholes

Lining up placements for the buttonholes