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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? mid-weight linen, satin silk organza as lining

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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.

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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