Added Nov 20, 2007
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LINING / Ease Pleat
Lay the right sides of the back pieces together. Stitch center seam. Stitch along the marked lines to ease the pleat. Press the pleat towards one side. Stitch seams on lining pieces, the same seam numbers meet. Set sleeves into lining. Stitch peplum to lining. Press allowances at lower edge of lining and lower edges of sleeves towards the inside. (a)
Pin the right sides of the lining onto the facing (seam number 20), shoulder seams meet. Stitch, beginning and ending about 4" (10 cm) above hem edge. Fix the lining at back neck edge. Press seam allowances onto lining. Pin lining inside the jacket, left sides facing. (b)
Push the lower edge of jacket lining up and sew it onto the hem. Baste sleeve linings onto the cuffs by hand. Illustration shows view A. Allow an extra length of lining to overlap . Sew lining at front facings. Sew facings at hem.
Sew the BUTTONS onto the front, pockets and onto the cuffs. ©