Lonetree Sewalong Pt 10: Sewing the Facings and Collar
Hello Lonetree Sewalong-ers! Just a few more posts, and we'll have a finished Lonetree Jacket or Vest. Today's segment applies to both View A (jacket) and View B (vest) of the Lonetree Pattern. I'll be showing you how to sew the facings and collar!
Just tuning in? Here’s the full Lonetree Sewalong schedule so that you can catch up.
- Feb 20 | Pt 1: Gathering Your Supplies
- Feb 21 | Pt 2: Cutting out the Pattern
- Feb 22 | Pt 3: Applying Interfacing and Finishing Raw Edges
- Feb 23 | Pt 4: Marking the Pattern Pieces
- Feb 24 | Pt 5: Sewing the Pockets
- Feb 25 | Pt 6: Sewing Side Seams, Drawstring Casing, and Shoulder Seams
- Feb 27 | Pt 7: Sewing the Sleeves and Cuffs (View A)
- Feb 28 | Pt 8: Sewing the Optional Hood
- Mar 1 | Pt 9: Sewing the Armscye Facings (View B)
- Mar 2 | Pt 10: Sewing the Facings and Collar
- Mar 3 | Pt 11: Sewing the Zipper
- Mar 4 | Pt 12: Final Finishes and Hem
This segment is a pretty quick and easy one, but we will be sewing lots of curved seams, so clipping the seam allowance is imperative. To learn more about getting crisp, curved seams check out this post.
Note: The process for sewing the facings and collar will be the same regardless of whether or not you're using a serger.
First, pin the back facings to the front facings at the shoulder seams, right sides together. Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance and press those seams open.
Place the two collar pieces right sides together and pin along the concave edge. Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance.
Clip this seam well and press the collar right sides together.
Pin the bottom (convex) edge of the non-interfaced collar (remember, I'm not using interfacing) with the concave edge of the facings, right sides together. Below, you can see what this contraption looks like from both sides:
Sew the collar to the facings with a 1/2" seam allowance. I don't mention this in the pattern, but I do recommend clipping around this curved seam well too. Press the clipped seam up towards the collar.
Now, grab your assembled jacket or vest and pin the convex edge of the interfaced collar (mine isn't interfaced, yours might be) to the jacket or vest bodice neckline, right sides together. If you basted a hood on, it will be sandwiched between the collar and the bodice. Match the center back notches, and align the collar side notches with the shoulder seams. It should look something like this:
Sew the collar to the bodice with a 1/2" seam allowance and clip the seam well. Press that seam up towards the top of the collar.
Take a step back and admire your new Lonetree collar!
Tomorrow we'll install the zipper and this will look much more like a wearable jacket or vest. Are you sewing your Lonetree along with us? Use #lonetreesewalong on social media to join in the fun!
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