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          OWNED
          4h 20min intermediate Resources

          Sew high-end jackets like a professional. Learn streamlined construction and ready-to-wear finishing techniques to sew your most refined jackets faster than ever.

          Episode descriptions

          Introduction: Recommended Fabrics & Tailoring
          1. Episode: Introduction: Recommended Fabrics & Tailoring
          31min

          Meet your instructor, designer and sewing coach Pam Howard, and learn more about the techniques covered in your class. Pam will go over the features of streamlined ready-to-wear style jacket construction and discuss choices of fabric and interfacing. She'll also show you how to prepare your pattern and fabric pieces for sewing.

          Welt Pockets
          2. Episode: Welt Pockets
          48min

          Get started sewing your classic jacket by constructing your best, most accurate welt pockets. In the process, Pam shares tips for adjusting a pattern for a better pocket fit. Learn how to make the pocket flap, mark and sew the welt and attach the pocket bag.

          Setting In Sleeves
          3. Episode: Setting In Sleeves
          27min

          Gain from Pam's experience in menswear tailoring as you learn how to easily and efficiently set in a sleeve the first time.

          Installing Shoulder Pads
          4. Episode: Installing Shoulder Pads
          32min

          Tailored jackets gain structure from shoulder pads and sleeve heads. Pam discusses how you can choose shoulder pads based on the look you want, then walks you through the process of installing pads and sleeve heads. You'll also learn how to sew a professional mitered corner to finish your sleeve vents.

          Collars & Neck Facings
          5. Episode: Collars & Neck Facings
          38min

          Get a truly professional look by using Pam's streamlined techniques for installing the undercollar and upper collar and attaching the jacket facings with a clean finish. Understitching holds it all in place.

          Jacket Lining
          6. Episode: Jacket Lining
          31min

          If linings make you nervous, just remember that they mirror what you've just sewn on the jacket. Pam shows how to prepare your jacket lining and how to create a center-back ease pleat before sewing the lining into the jacket.

          Lining Finishing Techniques
          7. Episode: Lining Finishing Techniques
          16min

          Finish up the lining and attach it to your hem with a fell stitch. Learn to create a jump hem to give you freedom of movement without allowing the lining to show below your hem.

          Jacket Finishing Techniques
          8. Episode: Jacket Finishing Techniques
          37min

          Your jacket is nearly done! Pam discusses the final finishing touches, from buttons and buttonhole placement to edgestitching and topstitching, that set designer ready-to-wear apart. Attach the lining at your cuffs and give the jacket a final press. You're ready to wear it with pride!

          About the Teacher

          Pam W. Howard
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          Pam W. Howard
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          Achieve a graceful, superior jacket fit that would impress even the most savvy custom clothier. Learn drape-fitting techniques, and even find out how to fit yourself! Note: The pattern on which this class is based has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase through Bluprint. You can still find it through online retailers, or use a similar pattern to apply the concepts taught in the class.
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          Alison  Smith
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          Elevate the quality, longevity and beauty of any garment you sew. Learn professional methods for constructing tailored sleeves, collars, pockets and more.
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          Steffani Lincecum
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          Modern styling meets Old-World tailoring techniques as you sew an heirloom-quality blazer with high-end details that even the most seasoned sewers will swoon over. Note: The pattern on which this class is based has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase through Bluprint. You can still find it through online retailers, or use a similar pattern to apply the concepts taught in the class.
          1. Episode: Introduction: Recommended Fabrics & Tailoring 31min
          4. Episode: Installing Shoulder Pads 32min
          5. Episode: Collars & Neck Facings 38min
          7. Episode: Lining Finishing Techniques 16min
          8. Episode: Jacket Finishing Techniques 37min

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