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Tailoring Part I




6 weeks

Session Dates

Jan 15 - Mar 4

Days/Times Offered (All PST)

M 6:30-8 pm



Tailoring I is the first in a three-part series of classes designed to construct a tailored jacket, from creating a muslin version to ensure proper fit through building all of the interior structure to placing the collar on (final step in class - buttons and buttonholes are up to you). Join me in this fantastic journey that will not only result in a beautiful, well-fitting tailored jacket, but will improve your sewing skills overall.


(All supplies are discussed in the first day of class.)

Pattern - You can purchase or draft your own pattern with a suggestion that it include the following:

  • A basic, classic style

  • Notched collar and lapel

  • Two-piece set-in sleeves with vents

  • Center back seam

  • Full lining

  • You may buy or draft your pattern

Pattern suggestions:

Men: Base your size choice on your chest measurement.

  • Vogue 8719, 8988, 8890

  • Burda 6872

  • Simplicity 9791, 9241, 8962

Women: If you are a “B” cup or smaller, select your size according to your full bust measurement. If you are larger than a “B” cup, select your size according to your high bust measurement

  • Vogue 9099, 8333, 8346, 9336, 1752

  • Butterick 5926

  • Simplicity 9227, 8844, 8796, 1421

  • Burda 6463, 6814, 6388


  • Sewing and fitting a muslin test garment

  • Transferring adjustments. to the pattern after fitting

  • Hand stitches used in tailoring

  • Layout, cutting and marking of fashion fabric

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