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Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back

Our fronts are finished and now it's time to make the back of our Thayer Jackets! This is a relatively quick and straightforward post after Wednesday's pockets post.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

Align the two back pieces along the center back seam line, with their right sides facing each other, matching edges and notches. Sew along the center back.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

Grade the seam allowance of one of the backs by trimming the seam allowance in half. In our example here we trimmed the right back when looking at the jacket wrong side up.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

Now press the seam allowance towards the side you graded.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

This is what your back currently looks like right side up.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

Now topstitch along the center back seam through the back seam allowances.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

We'll now attach the back yoke. Line the lower edge of the yoke up with the top edge of the jacket back, with right sides together, pin in place, and stitch.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

Now grade the seam allowance of the yoke by trimming it in half.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

Press the yoke and seam allowances up, away from the jacket.

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

We're now ready to topstitch the yoke!

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

Place two lines of topstitching through the yoke and seam allowances in the same manner you've been doing. That's it for the back!

If you have any questions leave them in the comments below and we'll respond asap. See you back here Friday!

Thayer Sew-Along: Assembling the Back | Grainline Studio

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