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Welcome 2023

Just realized that it's been a while since my last blog.

So, now that we started a new year, I am creating a new group for Fall 2023.

It started with a jacket.

I have a friend who used to work for a menswear company in Chicago.

A few weeks ago, he posted a YouTube video from a company in Chicago that makes suits. I gather that it might be the company he worked for.

Any way, they go into details on what goes into making a jacket.

(16) How a Hart Schaffner Marx Suit is made - BrandmadeTV - YouTube

I know that in the past I posted somewhere what goes into making an outfit, but here and now it's a good time to tell it again.

I made jackets in the past and been very meticulous about the fit and how the jacket looks on the doll.

I was always bothered by how the jackets sit on the shoulders. It became a goal of mine to achieve a nice fit on the doll and not be satisfied with almost there.

I have thrown away many try outs that were not good enough.

From the video I learned about adding interfacing to every place where I want a crisp fold.

I used a very thin iron on facing. I fused it to the back vent, the sleeves cuff line, the collar and the front facing.