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The Carefree Fly-Front Coat taught by Kenneth D. King

Let couture designer Kenneth D. King show you how to sew a timeless tailored coat as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
Calumn on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Brushed striped denim, and red silk jacquard for lining. Brushed silver metal buttons.

Calumn on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Everything. I had so much fun constructing this jacket. Following Professor King's advise, I had no problems.

Calumn on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? It took longer to assemble all of the materials - fabric, lining, interfacing, buttons than it did to construct it. But it was fun finding just the right silk lining and just the right buttons. So my advice is gather all your supplies ahead of time so you don't have to wait to finish a section because you don't have what you need. Also, pay really close attention to how Professor King presses as he constructs each section. Like he says no matter how well you sew, if you press it wrong it will look bad.

Calumn on craftsy.com

I'm fairly new to Craftsy and I'm thinking about doing this course. I wanted to ask you if your coat, shown here, is a pattern they use on the course or if the course only shows the various techniques used in constructing any jacket/coat. I love your jacket btw - the material (I've been thinking of doing a jacket in corduroy), the details, everything really and it looks so professionally made. I'd be over the moon if I made a jacket anywhere near as good as this!

10/25/2013 Flag

Which pattern did you use? This is fabulous!

11/13/2013 Flag

The jacket pattern I used is Vogue 8884, view A. I think it would look great made in corduroy. I basically followed Professor King's construction format. Of course this jacket doesn't have a fly front and has a full lining. But everything went together very easily - it was a fun jacket to sew. Thank you for your very kind comments. I think if you follow Professor King's instructions you will end up with a professional looking jacket as well. And patterns are on sale over at the vogue pattern website, $4.99 can't beat that price.

11/14/2013 Flag

Very good job!

12/26/2013 Flag

Nice job on this jacket.

03/30/2014 Flag