Leila from Lolita Patterns shows how you can add a back stay to the next coat or jacket that you make. A back stay stabilizes the upper back of the coat so the fabric keeps its shape. It’ll also help prevent strain on the fabric across the shoulders. She shows how to draft a pattern piece for the back stay and how to sew it in. Go to Lolita Patterns for the tutorial.
[photo from Lolita Patterns]
By Anne Weaver