Online class with Alison Smith

Essential Guide to Tailoring: Structure & Shape

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Create beautifully structured garments that maintain their exquisite shape and drape for years to come. Learn traditional, modern and hybrid tailoring techniques.

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Alison Smith is the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry. She is the first person to receive the award of Member of...Read more

Lessons (7)

Introduction to Tailoring
1. Introduction to Tailoring
Meet Alison Smith, the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry. Alison discusses tailoring fabrics and the anatomy of ...Read more
12min
Traditional Tailoring
2. Traditional Tailoring
Begin learning about traditional, canvased construction for garments such as jackets. Alison reviews the types of canvas and where they are used, then...Read more
20min
Creating Shape
3. Creating Shape
Use a herringbone stitch to secure the edges of the canvas to your fabric and a basting stitch to hold the shape. Alison shows how to encourage the la...Read more
19min
Tapes for Final Shaping
4. Tapes for Final Shaping
With Alison's guidance, stabilize a jacket's edges, neckline, armholes and roll line with cotton tape. You'll see how to use steam to match the tape t...Read more
16min
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Alison Smith is the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry. She is the first person to receive the award of Member of...Read more

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