I was looking at one of Eric’s jackets the other day and noticed an interesting feature. Here is the view of the inside front lining. Do you see the piped seam at the lower hip? If you’re anything like me, you probably think for a moment and wonder why they made it like that.
As you can see below, the piped seam runs all the way around the inside lining.
Here’s the question. Do you know why the lining was seamed in this manner? Was it decorative? Functional? A combination of both?
Here’s a few hints.
- Price points: I don’t remember what we paid for the jacket but it would matter (that’s a hint). Why would price points matter beyond the obvious?
- Market: It is not a high fashion item but a staple. I’m guessing the target consumer is over 50. Why would that matter?
I came up with my own ideas of course. I think it’s a neat little feature but wonder how many consumers these days would know what it was or take advantage of the feature as I imagine it was intended. Here’s a front view of the jacket if you think you need that.
Post your ideas please. I’m interested to see what you’ll come up with. Sewing that front piped curve was no picnic.