Online Class

Essential Guide to Tailoring: Structure & Shape

$29.99$39.99

Create beautifully structured garments that maintain their exquisite shape and drape for years to come. Learn traditional, modern and hybrid tailoring techniques.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Alison Smith

How it works

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

Class Overview

Bring structure and shape to any tailored garment with online video lessons from School of Sewing founder Alison Smith! You'll start by learning classic tailoring techniques such as canvassed construction for jackets and more. Alison will also teach you how to stabilize and shape a jacket's edges, neckline, armholes and roll lines. Move on to modern tailoring methods for using fusible interfacing with looser-weave fabrics to build elegant garment structure swiftly. Then, discover hybrid tailoring techniques that make it easier than ever to achieve refined results when sewing coating fabric or high-end menswear. Plus, discover how to interface a variety of different silhouette variations, from shawl-collared and collarless jackets to tailored skirts and pants.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Tailoring
12:19
Meet Alison Smith, the United Kingdom's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry. Alison discusses tailoring fabrics and the anatomy of a tailored garment. See how traditional tailoring has evolved to include speed tailoring and a hybrid variety, depending on fabric and garment.
2. Traditional Tailoring
20:07
3. Creating Shape
18:38
4. Tapes for Final Shaping
16:16
5. Modern Tailoring Methods
20:42
6. Hybrid Tailoring
16:32
7. Variations & Additional Interfacing
10:04

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 <i>The Sewing Book</i>, with more than 300,000 copies sold worldwide, as well as <i>Dressmaking Step by Step</i>. Alison participates in many sewing shows and writes regularly for sewing magazines.
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