Learn how to sew a jacket of superior quality in less time with sought-after sewing instructor Pam Howard. Learn how to pick out jacket patterns, choose and handle jacket fabric, work with the right fusible interfacings and prepare your pattern pieces for efficient sewing. Then, create your best, most accurate welt pockets. Skillfully set in sleeves with mitered vents and add structure with shoulder pads and sleeve heads. Sew your undercollar, upper collar and jacket facings with confidence. Install and finish your jacket lining with a center-back ease pleat and jump hem for wonderful ease of movement. Finish your work beautifully with topstitching, perfectly spaced buttonholes and buttons, and smooth hems. Upgrade your skills to sew event-ready jackets in less time.
Customize a jacket pattern to show off your figure and your sewing skills! Sewing sage Pam Howard shows you how to make a blazer that fits perfectly using precise measurements, dart manipulation, slash and pivot techniques, and seam placement adjustments to personalize your pattern. You'll assemble your muslin body and sleeves, and learn to drape-fit the muslin to diagnose fitting problems and pin out adjustments. With your adjustments sewn, you'll set in the sleeves with Pam's helpful tips, and check the fit once more. Then, Pam will help you deconstruct your muslin to create a personalized pattern for a jacket that's as one-of-a-kind as you are. Plus, you'll even discover Pam's techniques for fitting yourself, no partner required!
If you know your way around a sewing machine and are ready to tackle truly tailored garments, Pam Howard is the teacher for you. With patient and thorough lessons, she leads you through the creation of the classic dress shirt, from layout and cutout to topstitching and flat-felling (no special sewing machine foot required). With its crisp collar, even buttonholes and perfectly turned cuffs, your shirt will look as professional as the skills you've acquired. While this class is intended for intermediate sewers, even beginners will come away with a better understanding of the craft and a project to work toward. Sew a flawlessly finished wardrobe staple and add finesse to your skills!