Sometimes jackets just need a little support at the shoulders – ok so I lived through the 80s but I don’t mean shoulder pads to that extreme!
I’ve been making a light weight, unlined tweed jacket from a 60s pattern and decided that the shoulders could do with a little extra support. Instead of rushing out to buy some – and risk looking like a Dallas extra – I made some using some leftover fleece and a bit of matching tweed.
I backed the tweed with iron on interfacing then serged the edges. For the fleece I simply zig zagged the outer edge of each piece onto the next, starting with the smallest fleece piece and working out to the tweed.
Once made they were hand sewn into the jacket, attaching at 4 points. Three points on the join of the sleeve and on the shoulder seam.
Hey presto stuctuted shoulders that match your jacket.