Originally Posted by Despos
On mohair I put strips of lining cut on the bias on both side of the seat seam to reinforce and share the stress on the seam.
You feel the snugness of this cloth as it has no give at all
Very good tip to know, many thanks.
If I may, and I think many of us venturing into the lightweights might want to know this, but do you use heavier or stiffer canvassing on your lighter summer cloths to compensate for their lightness? I got my completed suit back today, my first 8oz-er, and it kind of has a limp, sweater-y appearance; specifically the fronts splay out when not buttoned, creating vertical ripples around the armpit and down the fronts. The PG pic below is a mild example of the problem. I think I remember you saying once something to the effect that a jacket's fronts ought to stand out firm and rigid at almost where they would button, such that buttoning doesn't involve any pulling or tugging. Mine's the opposite. Is heavier canvassing and more pronounced waist darts in the canvassing the solution to this?