11/2011 Cropped jacket
Added Nov 21, 2011
Pin the shoulder edges of the front facings right sides together with the shoulder edges of the back facing, noting seam number 9. Stitch (10). Press seam allowances open. Fold the narrow edges of neck bands up and pin in place (11). On the inside, turn the allowances of the front section seams onto the side fronts and pin (see also illustration 13). Lay the facings right sides together with the jacket. Pin the front edges in place, from neck edge to the lower edge and pin the lower edges in place. Pin upper neck edges in place as far as corner (12), not catching seam allowances of front section seams or band pieces. Beginning at each section seam, stitch the fronts to the facings, at the hem edge stitching only to approx. 2 cm (3/4 in) before the edge of the facing. Secure start and end of each seam (13). Fold the seam allowances on the narrow edges of the neck bands down. Turn the allowances of the band joining seam onto the front. Pin the band pieces and the back neck edge to the facing and stitch, as a continuous seam (14).
Trim the seam allowances, trimming the corners diagonally. Clip the facing into the corners of the neck edge, close to the stitching (15). Turn the facing to the inside. Press the edges.