Ashley Hough

Customize a Commercial Jacket Pattern

Ashley Hough
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Learn about the supplies you need to sew your jacket. and some of possible changes you can make.
See how to take the proper body measurements and learn what to do when you're between sizes on a pattern.
Pattern pieces can be easily altered to change the entire look of the jacket. Learn the best ways to add height to a collar piece, how to add length to the sleeves for a decorative cuff and how to change from a buttoned front to a zippered front.
Once you’ve made some changes to the pattern piece, the directions for assembly that came with the pattern may not apply. Learn how to easily sew all the pieces you’ve made changes to and how to still use some of the existing pattern marking to line everything up.
Lining fabrics can have fun prints and colors, and cuffs are a great way to expose the lining fabric. Learn these tricks and more on how to add different lengths to the outer and lining fabrics to create the cuff, how to stitch the lining into the sleeves and how to attach the sleeves to your jacket.
Learn how to add all the final finishing touches that will bring your jacket together. Ashley can’t wait to share some of the different fabrics that can be used to make a jacket and how they can change the entire look of a project.
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7 Lessons
1  hrs 41  mins

Lightweight jackets are perfect for any season. Learn how to take one commercial jacket pattern and make several finished jackets, each with a different look. Ashley Hough will show you how to take the correct body measurements and select the best pattern size to transitioning sections between sizes, which is helpful if all your measurements don’t fit into one category on a commercial pattern. You will learn different alterations you can make to the pattern pieces to change up the style of a jacket, including:

• Adding different collars
• Making large cuffs to show off fun lining fabrics
• Changing from a buttoned front to a zippered front
• Placing the zipper on an angle

In addition, Ashley will walk you through how to make other changes that fit your personal preference, like an easy way to make front pockets larger. You will then learn how to put it all together from start to finish, including laying out fabric, understanding pattern markings, the easiest order to assemble the jacket, how to sew the tricky parts like sleeves and how to add finishing touches. You will even get tips on how to sew with bulky or difficult fabric. Also included is a PDF shopping guide listing the tools and supplies needed along with a Class Resource with specific instructions to customize your next jacket project.

Ashley Hough

Ashley Hough is a quilt designer, pattern maker, instructor, and lover of all things quilting. After learning to sew at the young age of 6 years old, she later discovered the joy of quilting and has grown her skills over the past 15 years. "I love quilting because I love the design process—being able to start with a blank page and essentially create whatever I want." Ashley's designs and patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and her work can be found on National Quilters Circle.

Ashley Hough

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