It's been a while since I discussed the Mending Monday feature. How many times can you read about hems and buttons, am I right? So this one is a bit different.
|See that facing on the left side near the top? I did not manipulate the fabric, that facing just had to creep forward!|
About a year or so ago I bought a cute little jacket, a popular designers RTW line. Beautiful knit fabric, quality stitching and a well drafted pattern that fits very well because of the lines.
|See what I mean, flopping facings!|
But wearing it presented a singular problem right down the front, on each side of the front zipper there are facings, about 2 inches wide. They are not secured to the jacket proper. They flop about and drive me nuts because I am always fussing with them. Every single time I wore the jacket I said to myself, I have to fix these. I never remembered until now.
On a warm day recently I wore this jacket. It was a windy day and those facing were flopping around like a carp on the riverbank!
Enter the famous silk thread. I pinned the facing to the jacket interior with a smidge of ease so they didn't look puckered when tacked down.
|My favorite silk thread.|
An unfortunate hanger shot of the completed work. Please note that the zipper closes nice and flat and the tacked facings are imperceptible. Yeah!