Known for their high-priced ready-to-wear and timeless tailored designs, Armani, Gucci, and Valentino frequently accent their impeccable jackets with this decorative flap. The flap is easy-to-sew and since all the raw edges are completely enclosed at the top, it is also very neat. It’s used on fine wools, silks, and linens in medium and light weights, but is also suitable for washable garments in similar weight materials.
Make the Flap
When making these flaps for fine garments, always make a sample to be sure the measurements given here provide the best results for your particular fabric and design.
1. Block fuse a very lightweight interfacing to the wrong side of the flap fabric.
2. For each flap, use the flap pattern to cut one flap and one flap lining. Cut the flap from the interfaced fashion fabric. Cut the flap lining from a piece of self-fabric (without interfacing) if the fabric is lightweight or from a lightweight lining material if it is medium weight.