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Tips & Techniques > Swayback - Stablizing center back seam in a lined jacket

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Posted on: 3/8/09 11:04 AM
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I tried something new to make a better fit over my sway back in a lined jacket.

After sewing center back seam (I basted jacket together to fit before final stitching/topstitching) I pressed the seam open and ironed a 1" strip of fusible interfacing down over the seam allowances to give this area more body. This did what I wanted it to do - keep the back "crisp" so it didn't collapse and hang up high hip over my sway back.

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marycds said... (3/12/09 12:13 PM) Reply
Great idea. It would avoid that "shelf" look above the derriere.
OceanSew said... (3/10/09 10:12 AM) Reply
Beautiful jacket!! Thanks for the tip; I'm always interested in swayback fitting help.
SusiM said... (3/9/09 11:24 AM) Reply
Good use of that technique. It also works well over the hip seam on skirts and slacks - smooths out those bulges on some of us who are so smooth through that area anymore.
Kirstenw said... (3/9/09 0:57 AM) Reply
I have the same "problem", very good way to solve this thank you. What would you do with blouses?
dollieo said... (3/8/09 6:50 PM) Reply
You did a beautiful job. It looks great, the back hangs nicely.
Teeavilnor said... (3/8/09 1:49 PM) Reply
Thanks for a great idea.
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