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Heavy linen jacket

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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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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
Calumn on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? mid-weight linen, satin silk organza as lining

Calumn on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The sleeves went in with no problems, and I did not have to use my seam ripper at all! I have not done the buttonholes yet as I haven't found the perfect buttons. It also needs to be pressed.

Calumn on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Even if you don't alter the pattern as Professor King does, it is a great workshop for learning about tailoring. The first time watching the workshop I was a little overwhelmed, but once I watched it again and started working on my jacket, it all made sense. When I didn't understand something I would ask questions which Professor King answered very promptly.

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2nd look- still wonderful- I may have to take this class.

07/19/2013 Flag

when I received my pattern I was surprised to see an overcoat,,, so now i've seen a shorter version now inspired to get started, out weather does not require a long coat , the weather seems to be changing

07/26/2013 Flag

Hi Nolly1, the weather here does not require an overcoat either, but in saying that I'm going to make a full length coat, in hopes of one year going to New York City for Christmas.

08/02/2013 Flag

Beautiful construction!

10/11/2013 Flag

Thank you!

10/11/2013 Flag