Feb 102014
 

Welcome back! I hope you all had a great weekend.

If you’re just starting to follow the sew-along, feel free to visit the Lolita shop– it’s open whenever you need it! There you can get a PDF version, a paper copy and you can also pick up hair canvas for the flounce collar at a very reasonable price!

As we go along, upload your progress to one of our social media sites whether you prefer Flickr, tag us onFacebook or use #lolitapatterns on Twitter and Instagram so it’ll pop up on our Showcase page! We love showing off your work and work in progress!

Fuse hair canvas/interfacing

We highly advise using the hair canvas on your flounce collar. I did use crinoline on my zebra print Spearmint but the hair canvas will give you the best effect.

Fuse your hair canvas to two of the flounce collars and fuse your interfacing to the front facing and back neck facing pieces. Leave them to cool, then set aside.

Pockets

Sew the bottom pocket facing to the bottom pocket with right sides together. Press the stitches, then open the pocket and press flat, like so:

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Apply your stay tape to the wrong side of the side fronts and center fronts where the pocket will be attached. You’re looking for notches C and F. You want your stay tape to be longer than the pocket opening by about an inch. The extra length will go beyond the notches.

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Place the bottom pocket combo to the side front with your right sides together, matching the notches and stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance through your stay tape. Repeat for the other side.

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Press your pockets out and understitch. Understitching the pocket to the seam allowance will keep the pocket tidy inside your coat. I like to topstitch with a longer stitch than my normal stitching. If, say, I’m stitching everything with the length set to 2, I’ll topstitch at a 3. Press your topstitching.

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Stitch center front to side front along the edge and around the pocket  back stitching on either side of pocket. Clip at the base of the pocket.

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Topstitch your pocket opening from the right side of your fabric and press your topstitching. DSC00672

Bound Buttonholes

Visit our bound buttonhole tutorial for detailed pictures and tips!

You’re all set!

  2 Responses to “Spearmint Sew-Along #3: Fuse hair canvas/interfacing, Pockets, Bound buttonholes”

  1. I bought the Spearmint coat pattern and the hair canvas. The instructions say to fuse the hair canvas to the collars, however the canvas doesn’t seem to have a fusible substance on it. What would you suggest to use to fuse the hair canvas?

    • Hi Leisa,

      On one of my Spearmints I actually used a sew in interfacing. All I did was sew the interfacing to the collar pieces and then treated them as one, as if they had been fused. Hope that helps.

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