Jackets
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Picture this: You walk into a party in a fierce outfit and someone whispers, "Hey, who are you wearing?" It's the red carpet dream. Your dress slays, and you know it. Now imagine your answer is, "Oh, this? I made it myself." Drop the mic.
Beth Galvin
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If you're like us, you're always eyeing leather skirts, leather pants, leather jackets, leather bags — leather everything — and thinking: Could I make that myself? The answer is yes. Believe it or not, sewing with leather is much simpler than it looks, even if you've never done it before.
Linda Reynolds
Master design skills to create beautiful machine embroidery on your favorite denim garments.
Katrina Walker
Katrina Walker
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Draft a pattern from any garment to sew a perfect copy – without damaging the original!
Steffani Lincecum
Steffani Lincecum
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Move on to the back of the jacket, along with the back facing. Learn how to add princess and waist seams and create waist stays for stability in the jacket.
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The two-piece sleeve is a classic design feature of a tailored jacket. You'll learn to draft it with facing, then draft buttonholes and a sleeve head for internal support.
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Using the collar that you drafted in Lesson 1, you'll refine the upper and undercollar pieces, then draw in the roll line and see how the undercollar support is stitched. Then you'll learn the nuances of drafting the front support trio of interior pieces and a back stay that will add stability and shape to the jacket.
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Learn about pocket placement for your jacket pattern and how to draft a double welt pocket with flap. Then learn to create pattern pieces for an interior zipper pocket that will be inserted in the front facing.
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You'll draft pattern pieces for the front, back, and sleeve linings, and learn where to insert jump pleats and how to plan ahead for "bagging" the lining.
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What are the best fabric options for a jacket or coat? Suzy will walk you through some good choices and advise against bad ones. Then you'll learn how to finalize your pattern and make it production-ready, and how to fill out a pattern record card listing all of your pattern pieces and trims.
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