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Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets taught by Janet Pray

Sew more quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, once you’ve learned Janet Pray's garment industry secret techniques.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Hipster, Casual, Classic
PrincessLeah on

What materials did you use? corduroy with lycra. Some printed cotton

PrincessLeah on

What are you most proud of? Came out great!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take the class, it's great.

PrincessLeah on

Oooh, nice jacket Leah! I just bought this class. Nice to "see" you!

08/03/2013 Flag

I've been following your creative process on your blog. I'll be making a print version of this jacket as welll

08/09/2013 Flag

Hi! I've got the same question as one of the readers below: what did you do to add shaping to your jacket to make it less boxy, or it that just the luck of the photo? Thanks!

09/07/2013 Flag

Once I tried it on and saw how boxy it was, I went back and sewed the side seam with a big bow in - where my waist is. I of course did this before I topstitched that seam.

09/13/2013 Flag

This is great - I definitely like the more fitted look of the jacket - my advice for anyone wanting to fit the jacket more closely to their waist would be to measure the finished waist size of the jacket (just measure each pattern piece in your size minus the seam allowance); then measure your waist; subtract your waist measurement from the pattern's finished size - this will tell you how much you need to take the jacket in. Divide that number by 6 (there are six seams in the waist, 2 in the front, 2 side and 2 back) - then all you need to do is take each pattern piece in by that much at the waist (just draw in a new gentle curve from top to bottom)and voila you have a more tailored jacket pattern!

10/07/2013 Flag

I'm inspired. I can't wait to get started this weekend, and I'll try the alterations as suggested by Choo.

10/15/2013 Flag

After seeing this version of the jacket I really want to take this class. Thanks for sharing, and for the instructions listed here in the comment section. Did you also add some length to it?

12/30/2013 Flag