Perfect Points

This one is for Sharon who wanted to know how I achieved the perfect points on the sleeve plackets of the ‘Vanishing Lapels‘ jacket.  First, I will say that the placket is decorative only, not functional as in a shirt sleeve.  The trick to achieving perfect points is described in this post.

Placket 1Step 1:  Decide how wide to make the placket – 1 .25 inches is a good choice and what I have used in this example.  I cut a strip of fabric 1.75 inches wide and pressed under 0.25 inches on each side.

 

 

Placket 2

Step 2:  Fold one edge over diagonally as illustrated and press

 

 

 

Placket-5

Step 3:  Fold Corner A to meet Corner B and press

 

 

 

Placket 3Placket 4

And Voila – the perfect point!  If your fabric is heavy, you may wish to trim away some of the excess under the fold.

 

 

 

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon
    May 19, 2014 @ 15:00:00

    Thank you, thank you, it is for my shirtmaker so I might need to look a bit further but this is so useful.

    Reply

  2. seamslikefun
    May 19, 2014 @ 15:08:49

    I have a pattern and some instructions for constructing a functional sleeve placket for a shirt. The point is achieved using this same method but obviously there is a bit more to making the placket. Let me know if you would like pattern and instructions – can email it to you.

    Reply

  3. CherryPix
    May 19, 2014 @ 21:11:40

    Thanks Louise!

    Reply

  4. Sharon
    May 20, 2014 @ 13:16:30

    Oh I just realised I am not after a shirt placket, it is for a tab to roll up the sleeves. but either way I appreciate your generosity.

    Reply

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