Alina Sewing and Design

Fulton Sweater Blazer: Constructing the Collar

It’s here! The long-awaited (okay, a week and a half) collar tutorial video. While some people learn just fine from written instruction/digital illustration, some of us really need a video to SEE how something works. So, if you’re one of those people (like me), then this video is for you.

This collar is not complicated, and once you sew it, I think you’ll agree that it’s not too difficult. Perhaps fiddly, but once it’s in, you’re going to feel [and your jacket will look] like a million bucks!

I’ll let the video do the rest of the talking. (more…)

Fulton Sweater Blazer: Choosing Fabric

Choosing a fabric is potentially the most important part of sewing up the Fulton Sweater Blazer. You should be looking for a structured stable knit with that is going to hold up to its own weight. What I mean by that is a fabric that won’t stretch out from it’s own weight. This is especially important for View B, the longer (and therefore heavier) of the two versions.

Knits with 2-way stretch are ideal (meaning they stretch cross-wise, but not length-wise), but knits with 4-way stretch can work if they have some structure.

My final recommendation is to choose knits that are high in structure and low in drape. (more…)

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