Steffani Lincecum

Tailoring the Classic Blazer

Steffani Lincecum
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 273 mins
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet your instructor, Steffani Lincecum, and learn more about the features of the classic blazer you'll be making.
Steffani discusses how to reinforce your jacket pattern pieces with muslin or hair canvas, add a vent to the sleeve design and mark your fabric.
A perfect bound buttonhole and a hand-stitched lapel will give your blazer an elegance you will never find in ready-to-wear. Steffani shows you her techniques.
Learn about roll of cloth and how to prepare the undercollar so the seams won't show. Pad-stitching by hand will give your collar its structure and character.
Learn more about interfacing and wigan as you sew together the body pieces and join the shoulders.
The collar is the most important part of the blazer to get right, as any imperfections will be obvious. Steffani shows how to get the smoothest lines, and how to sew the sleeves and add pockets.
There's still time to make small fit adjustments as you prepare to finish your jacket. Steffani shows how to tweak the fit and check the seams, shoulders, lapels and hem.
You'll put together the jacket lining and learn how to get smooth shoulders. A little hand-stitching to secure the facing adds a special touch.
Your blazer is nearly finished! Now's the time to attach the collar, linings and facings, and get those lapels looking just right..
Steffani walks you through the last few steps to complete your blazer, including tacking the roll line, finishing the lining and buttonholes, adding topstitching and buttons. After a final press, your blazer is ready for you to wear with pride!
10 Lessons
4  hrs 33  mins

Join professional costumer and patternmaker Steffani Lincecum and learn fine sewing techniques to create a superior-quality blazer with hand-stitched details. Padstitch hair canvas and muslin into your garment to reinforce stress points and add sophisticated structure. Assemble your jacket body beautifully with expert tips. Add wigan to hemlines and sleeve cuffs for a crisp look and keep shoulder seams from stretching with twill tape. Steffani demystifies turn-of-cloth as you shape your undercollar. Construct vented sleeves, bound buttonholes and patch pockets as your jacket comes together. Sew your shoulder pads, lining, lapels and collar before adding edge-stitching that makes your finished garment even more special.

Important Pattern Information

The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Butterick 4610 — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.

Steffani Lincecum

A designer, patternmaker, and sewing instructor, Steffani Lincecum has more than 25 years of experience sewing for Hollywood films, TV and theater. She is the author of "Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit" and has had articles published in Sew it All and Mia magazines. She specializes in teaching ready-to-wear alteration, garment copying and tailoring, has taught at the American Sewing Guild Conference, and appeared on Sew it All and Sewing With Nancy. She loves vintage clothes and sewing books, and has a little problem with bringing home stray sewing machines.

Steffani Lincecum

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