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Lonetree Sewalong Pt 10: Sewing the Facings and Collar

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Indiesew Lonetree Sewalong | Part 10

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.

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.

Pin, sew, and press facings | Lonetree Sewalong

Place the two collar pieces right sides together and pin along the concave edge. Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance.

Lonetree Jacket | Pin and Sew Collar

Clip this seam well and press the collar right sides together.

Clip seam allowances and press collar | Indiesew Blog

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:

Lonetree Sewalong | Pin collar to facings.

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.

DIY Jacket | Sew Facings to 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:

Lonetree Sewalong | Pin Collar to Bodice

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!

Lonetree Jacket Collar | Indiesew Tutorials

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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