I searched high and low for an alternative to the facing used on Burda's Jakob shirt as I really wanted to learn how to sew a placket just like those in the shops... I've never written instructions for a how to before, so if I've missed anything or if you're unsure, send me an email and I'll try to help. Before you start, take a look at all the steps, especially step 10, as I've noted a difficulty I had, and will welcome any suggestions for improvement, I don't think it effects the overall function of the shirt. If you make a placket using this how to, please post it as I'd love to see your work. BTW the shirt is now finished and posted :)

Technique Materials

Paper, ruler, protractor (optional), pencil, scissors, shirt in the making, additional fabric for placket pattern, iron.

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    Mar 24, 2014, 07.37 AMby ginaminton

    Thanks! This is awesome.

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    Jan 21, 2010, 04.47 AMby cottonsilk

    Cool thanks a lot for sharing this post…

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    Sep 30, 2009, 10.55 PMby giffengood

    thank you so much for taking ur time to post this! I will definately give this a try, now that it’s easier to attempt thanks to you!

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    Aug 10, 2009, 08.40 AMby tonnygo

    good! Thank you!!!!

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    May 15, 2009, 09.27 PMby luvhouston

    I look forward to trying your method! thanks for sharing it.

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    May 13, 2009, 02.27 AMby luxihere

    To correct the raw edge that shows on the wrong side, here is a tip which i follow, when i clip the shirt sleeve i make a v shape at the top end of the clip and press this v shape onto the right side before sewing the dog house placket top flap or the over flap.

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    Cuff End the above pic shows how to make V shaped at the end of clip, this can be then pressed and turned to come on the right side of the sleeve, as it will anyway be hidden by the over flap which will be stitched on top .

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    May 12, 2009, 05.30 AMby mirela

    Oooh thank you! I wish all tutorials were like this, then I could use them as a reference all the time! This is great!

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    May 11, 2009, 12.23 PMby carottesauvage

    Very cool! Thanks!

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