Online Class

Essential Guide to Tailoring: Finishing

$19.99$39.99
Format

Online Class

$19.99

DVD

$24.99

Enhance the elegance and excellence of your garments. Learn traditional and modern tailoring techniques for exquisite linings, hems, buttonholes and more.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Alison Smith
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Master traditional and modern garment finishing techniques with School of Sewing founder Alison Smith. Begin class with Alison's tips for getting a tailored jacket ready for finishing. Then, expand your decorative possibilities with piped bound buttonholes, and see how to select the best fabric for your jacket lining. After your fabric is chosen, Alison will guide you through installing a lining, back pleat and hanging loop with your machine. Wish to capture the Old World beauty of hand-sewn garments? You'll learn traditional methods for installing a jacket lining by hand, as well as how to match the join of facing, hem and lining flawlessly. You'll even discover how to place the lining around a vent in a skirt or sleeve. You'll finish class with techniques for topstitching, sewing on buttons by hand and perfectly pressing your garments.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Better Buttonholes
29:20
Meet author, designer, and sewing and tailoring expert Alison Smith! Alison will quickly review how to bring a tailored jacket to its finishing stage (from earlier classes in this series), then make a gorgeous piped bound buttonhole and show how to handle buttonholes for large statement buttons.
2. Linings by Machine
19:17
3. Linings by Hand
15:57
4. Flawless Hems
20:40
5. Lined Vent Construction
19:43
6. Finishing Details
23:03

Recommended with this class

  • Tailor's ham
  • French curve

Taught by

Alison  Smith
Alison Smith
Alison Smith is the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry. She is the first person to receive the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to sewing and corsetry! Alison runs the School of Sewing and is the author of the best-seller The Sewing Book, with more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide, as well as Dressmaking Step by Step. Alison participates in many sewing shows and writes regularly for sewing magazines.

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