Friday, February 12, 2010

Folded Placket

Patterns #102, #111, #112, #126, along with several others, all have a Folded Placket. This is an easy placket, but because of different weight fabrics and marking the fold lines, it can feel tricky the first time you try it.

With the back right sides together, sew the center back seam from the bottom to the dot, back stitching at the dot. Clip to the dot. Trim the seam to 1/4" and zigzag the raw edge.

With the wrong side up, turn under each placket twice along the fold lines and press. Press the center back seam to the right.

Turn the garment to the right side and place the left back placket over the right. If they do not line up on top of each other, adjust the plackets along the fold lines and repress. I have found that for some garments the fold lines will need a depth of 6/8", but for most 5/8" works best. This is such a small amount that it will not throw off the fit of the garment.
Tuck under the bottom raw edge of the left placket at an angle, and baste it in place.

After the garment is completed, work the button holes, sew on the buttons, and with a hand sewing needle and thread, slip stitch the bottom edge of the placket along the fold line.

In a perfect world, sewing would have exact measurements, but then where would the adventure be?


Unknown said...

Thank you for taking the time for these picture tutorials. Being able to see the pictures up-close really help in understanding the technique.

clarianercf said...

Thanks for this tutorial I bought this pattern and the tutorial helped me , Im still struggling with how to attach the collar LOL, I need to keep practicing.


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