Added Dec 1, 2008
New York, New Yo...
Shoulder and side seams
Position the front and back pieces together, right sides facing. Pin the shoulder seams (seam 1) and side seams (seam 3). Stitch seams. Trim allowances and press inside the back piece (a).
FRONT EDGES – NECKLINE/FACING
Position front and back facing together, right sides facing. Stitch shoulder seams (seam 2). Press allowances. Neaten the inner facing edge (b).
Pin the facing on the front edges and the neckline, right sides facing and shoulder seams meet. Stitch facing. Trim allowances and snip in ©.
Turn the facing inside, pin and press. ADVICE: If, due to your choice of fabric for the jacket, facing would make it to sturdy, you could neaten the edges using woven trim. You need a length of 62 inches woven trim, 1 ½” (3 cm) wide (d).
Baste the woven trim on the front edges and neckline edges, wrong side faces the right side, so that the inner edge is placed 1 ½” (1.5 cm) next to the edge. Topstitch the woven trim. Trim the jacket allowances (e).