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Sewing Jacket Series on PatternReview.com
The first step in sewing a designer jacket is fit. Learn how to sew and fit a jacket muslin. You can even post photos of your muslin for personal fitting suggestions! Click here to join me!
Beginners guide to get started sewing a jacket! (use any pattern) Click here to join me!
Sew a designer unlined jacket. Learn how to make the inside of an unlined jacket look as good as the outside. Click here to join me!
Sew the ultimate couture jacket using my favorite technique of all – quilted lining. Click here to join me!
Get ready for a really fun class, add exposed zippers to any garment. Click here to join me!
Learn to dye fabrics, just like my many colorful tops and linings. Click here to join me!
LEARN A FEW MORE ALTERATIONS:
Altering RTW Jackets! Get those expensive Ready To Wear Jackets to fit you! This class has PDF files and a few short videos to focus on altering jackets that you’ve already purchased or sewn. Click here to join me!
- Tapering a lined Jacket
- Learn to alter the back seams, side seams and under bust adjustments for a tapered fit.
- Learn how to adjust a jacket that puckers under the sleeve and into the bust area.
- Learn the proper way to raise the shoulders.
- Learn to taper a 2-pieced sleeve.
- Hem a lined jacket
- Hem the sleeves on a lined jacket.
- Hem with a vent.
- Hem with simple attached lining.
Bonus: Post pictures of your own jacket for personal fitting advice and solutions. Click here to join me!
Finally, an alterations class you’ve been waiting for! Learn to alter your own pants pattern or your favorite RTW pants for a perfect fit! This class has all PDF files, no video. Click here to join me!
The “Saggy Butt” … You will be taught how to alter to resolve the problem of a crotch seam that is too low as well as making adjustments for a flat derriere.
The Gaping Waistband … A gaping waistband is a very common problem when purchasing pants. You can’t go down a size because the hips fit great, what do you do? This lesson will not only teach you how mark your waistband correctly, you will learn a few different options on how to alter you own pants.
Tapering Pant legs … Alteration #1: Do you ever have a problem in the hip area of your pants where there is way too much fabric? I call this “elephant ears”. Just hold the fabric out and you will see the image I am talking about. This fitting issue is common in women with smaller hips or an athletic build. Alteration #2: Learn to taper the legs on your pants in order change the look of your straight leg to a boot leg or skinny bell bottoms. Alteration #3: Want to look 5 pounds skinnier in your pants? See before and after pictures and learn how to make this simple alteration to your pant legs.
Hemming … Learn the proper lengths for a hem as well as a few trick to the trade on sewing a professional hem.
Bow Legs … The alterations is geared to sewing from a pattern, learn a simple alteration that will camouflage bow legs.
Bonus: Upload photos of your muslin for personal fitting advice. Click here to join me!