View Full Version : Howl's jacket help

06-06-2011, 07:48 PM
I know this is quite possibly a long shot that I'd get answers right away, but I figured I'd ask anyway.

I'm in the middle of making the coat of Howl from Howl's Moving Castle and the lining has me quite stumped. I'm sure it's really easy and I'm just letting the stress get to me, but how do you sew the lining on?

Howl's coat is fully red on the inside and has no facing and I think that may be the part that has me the most confused, as well as the sleeve area.

Please answer as soon as you can~


06-07-2011, 12:27 AM
Reference pictures ? Particularly clear, detailed ones from different angles showing exactly the issue ?

Even when I've seen a movie or follow a series, I don't fully remember costumes - and I'd guess other people are the same (or I just have a bad memory). :) I only really, really, remember if I've done the costume myself.

06-09-2011, 07:26 AM
I don't know if this is the right way to do it or not, but I find it's the easiest way for me to do it. I make the lining the same size as the jacket, and sew the two right sides together, leaving one end pen to turn them inside out. Then I just sew the bottom together and finish the seams. Does that make sense?

06-09-2011, 12:20 PM
Are you confused on the patterning/size of the lining or how to fit it all together?

I was just watching some tutorials/classes on youtube about adding jacket linings and one teacher said to turn the jacket inside-out and sew in the body lining first, then turn in the sleeve lining and attach those separately (not attached to the body lining yet), OR to keep an open seam in one of the sleeves so you can turn it right-side out when you're done with the lining.

I'm still trying to figure out how to do nice jacket lining myself too. When I did it before for a vest, I made the lining the same size as the outside fabric but that caused weird puckering because the lining was too big. When you look at finished garments there's some adjustment/sizing going on where the lining is slightly smaller than the outer fabric so that the seams turn in or are on the inside rather than on the edge.