This probably seems like the most intimidating step, but it comes together pretty quickly and it’s really cool. Pulling the jacket right side out feels like magic! By the end of this post, you will have made your very own Joy Jacket! SEW THE MAIN FABRIC TO THE LINING/FACING Lay the lining/facing right side up.
This post is all about adding the hardware. Don’t let that word scare you, I promise it’s not hard! PREP ZIPPER TABS & ATTACH ZIPPER Prep the zipper by folding back the tabs at an angle and sew them in place. This will move the excess tab fabric out of the way when inserting your
Now we will be assembling the facing and attaching it to the lining. When you are finished with this post, the lining and facing will be complete. OPTIONAL: ADD GARMENT LABEL AND/OR HANGER LOOP & SEW FACINGS TOGETHER Optional: sew a garment label and/or add a center back hanger loop on the center back facing. The
This post will guide you through assembling the lining and hem facing. As a reminder, if you made any adjustments to the main fabric sleeves or bodice length, you will need to make the same adjustment to the lining pieces. SEW THE CENTER BACK LINING SEAM & PLEAT The pleat images are from the
Once you start to assemble the main fabric, things can move quickly and you will start to see your jacket taking shape. By the end of this post, you will be able to try on your outer shell. SEW SLEEVE SHOULDER SEAM & PRESS HEM With right sides together, sew the sleeve shoulder seam at
Now we get to start sewing! If you have premade drawstrings, I still suggest making the center back hanger loop out of your main fabric. I’ll be showing photos of the drawstrings and center back loop in a contrast fabric. I actually used the main fabric for my sample, but my original photos did not turn
Time to get cutting! Yes, there is a lot of cutting and fusible prep to get this pattern ready to sew, but don’t let that stress you out. If you take your time with this part, you will set yourself up for smooth sailing during sewing! CUT LISTS Update Nov 2021 || The Joy Jacket