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Unfunded Liabilities: a/k/a The Cloth Thread

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sew a seam and press it open. when you look at the seam that is pressed open, you see the outlet folded back on both sides of the seam.
Sew seam and turn one outlet over and on top of the other outlet. Both outlets are on the same side of the seam; one outlet is overlapping the other. Lap seam is referring to the outlets overlapping each other. From the top or right side view of the seam, one side, the overlapped side is raised from the thickness of dual outlets and the other side is flat. The lap side is 3 layers of cloth, other side is one layer
 
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Pick stitching, whether done by hand or machine, has longer stitches more widely spaced than top stitching (swelled edges) which is done by machine. Pick stitching is hard to see on heavily textured fabrics like tweeds, so if you see a line of stitching parallel to the lapel edge it's probably top stitching. It was a hallmark of Ivy League jackets in the 60s, then was in vogue for suits in the 70s....Joaquin Phoenix' peak lapel Joker costume has it for the retro vibe.

In the photo attached, you can see the difference between pick and top stitching on my jackets.
 

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