This class is the foundational piece for drafting various jacket and coat styles. Using our sloper/basic block, we will create both jacket and coat shells with a fitted, one-piece sleeve. The draft (your choice of jacket or coat) will be mocked up in muslin and fitted.
We will move on to draft patterns for a three panel jacket and two-piece fitted sleeve. You will learn to draft various lapel shapes, including shawl collars, notched collars and others. We will draft vents, pockets and all the necessary internal pieces. These include facings, interfacing, stays and lining.
A copy of your sloper/basic block
Ruler and square, or gridded transparent ruler at least 18” long (here’s an example - see the 2” X 18” size)
Drafting curve (here’s Lynda’s favorite)
Paper for drafting (available in art or office supply stores, just make sure it’s at least 36” wide and copy paper weight)
Pencils and erasers (colored pencils as well)
Medium weight muslin, unwashed
From a sloper, draft a jacket block and a coat block
Draft various necklines, including a notched collar and shawl collar
Draft a 2-part sleeve
Draft various pocket types
Draft all internal pieces, including facing, interfacing, stays