Sew a fully-lined jacket the modern way, using fusible interfacing to shape and tailor the fabric instead of hand pad stitching. Armani constructs designer jackets this way, and so can you!
The pattern for the three day class is McCall’s 6172, The Perfect Jacket, from Palmer/Pletsch. It’s a close fitting, fully lined jacket featuring a notched collar, 2-piece sleeves, and welt or patch pockets. With three finished lengths — cropped, hip, and below hip — it’s a classic jacket. And because it’s a Palmer/Pletsch pattern, it’s been designed for success!
Tissue-fit pattern, fabric prep, cutting pattern from fabrics and interfacing, fusing interfacing.
Assemble outer shell of jacket including welt/patch pockets, buttonhole prep, sleeves
Assemble lining, attach lining and outer shell, finishing work
With a week in between classes, there is plenty of time for slower sewers to catch up. We want a happy sewing class, not a harried one!
Recommended fabrics: wool crepe, wool gabardine, wool blends, wool tweed. (Wool is a great fabric for tailoring!)
An optional notions package, including Palmer/Pletsch interfacing, and sleeve head interfacing, will be available if desired.
So after the ten elements of my fashion philosophy have been introduced and elaborated upon, here’s how they’ll be used for grading future garments I design and make about which I’ll blog. Two past garments are used as examples here. They have both been shown at Guild meetings, though a little while back.
The design was well-intended. My overzealous design improvisations got in the way. Serger ate the original collar. Seam ripper filed for workers’ comp. Had to walk away, but came back to finish an acceptable product… for now. Here’s hoping the redo next winter will turn out better.
I had a very frustrating sewing day yesterday. In the post, I talked a bit about my habits to get back on track when these things happen. One of the points was to get back on either an easy project, fun project, or whatever, just to get something done right again and walk in the right direction as quickly as possible.
Well, that didn’t take me long! Got two garments done today which I’ll talk about more later.
I’m going to start giving each item I make and design a one word name for quick reference.
The ELRIC office jacket was inspired by something an anime character named Edward Elric wore. You can see from the inset. Mine is nicer, from fake Chinese silks, padded with jersey and lined with anti-static Bemberg lining. Protects me from air conditioning at work. Clasp is coming.
The TOXIC running tights are so named for the skull and crossbones on them. From afar, they may look like polka dots, or flowers nearer, but they’re anything but so tame! Told ya I had some wild stuff in my spandex stash! You should know, though, I start with the stuff I’m willing to part with first in case my skills are sufficient and I lose the fabric in messing up. You wait and see what else is coming!