Sewing instructions for women’s suit style jackets contain the following:
- description of the content of the sewing instructions,
- cutting the pattern,
- sewing a curved back,
- sewing sleeves to jacket,
- sewing cuffs or wristbands, collar and zipper (no facing),
- sewing cuffs or wristbands, collar and zipper (facing),
- lining the hem.
Sewing and attaching the sleeves
First you are going to sew the front and back pieces together at the shoulders. Place the front and back pieces with the right sides together. Sew the shoulder seams. Finish the seam allowances and press towards the back.
If you are using the normal sleeve, then there is no need to do anything to it before attaching it to the jacket body.
But if you are using the curved sleeve the two pieces have to be joined together before being attached to the jacket body.
Put the pieces together with right side facing and sew the sleeve together as shown.
Sew the sleeves into the armholes. Note the placement markers! Ease the space between the dots in if necessary. Finish off the seam allowances and press inwards.
Sew the sleeve and side seams in one operation. Finish the seam allowances and press towards the back.