So here are some drive-by photos of the jacket progress with random comments. I hope looking inside is of interest to you my dear readers :-)
Fashion Sewing Supply (site for international customers) to stabilize the entire front and the under collar. You might be able to see that the lapel has an extra layer of Pro-Weft. So does the collar stand.
I used a different interfacing (softer, fluffy texture) to provide a bit of extra oomph to the upper collar, front and sleeve hem facings, sleeve and jacket back hems.
The upper back is stabilized with a layer of cotton shirting.
|Chest shield/shoulder pad piece
I also use Warm and Natural to cut a sleeve head, using the jacket upper sleeve pattern as a base.
And here is an incomprehensible inside photo. At left is the back (blue cotton gingham back shield. At the centre is the sleeve cap with sleeve head installed. I use a catch stitch to attach the chest shield/shoulder pad piece loosely at the armscye, neck seam and roll line. The sleeve head is attached with a running stitch to the seam allowance at the sleeve cap.
Not a bad result, if I do say so myself...