One-of-a-Kind Jacket Class

One-of-a-kind Jacket class with Mary Sue Fenner


This three day class takes participants from selecting and altering jacket patterns appropriate for chosen fabric, to techniques for sewing and finishing hand woven fabrics. For this 3 day class, which includes several Vogue patterns for inspiration, and trunk show of jackets, each student will work at their own pace.

Contact information: marysue@bayland.net

Course information
Day one: Try on trunk show jackets
Choose appropriate pattern for fabric
Measure students and alter jacket patterns
Cut and start sewing
Days two and three: Assemble garments
Learn new and traditional techniques to sew hand woven fabrics
Learn proper pressing techniques
Finish edges of garment

What students will need to bring:
Jacket pattern purchased according to your bust measurement
Sewing machine is good working order
Sewing machine instruction manual
Sewing machine accessories.
Sewing machine cords
Thread
Bobbins
Basic sewing supplies
Sharp 14/90 sewing machine needles
Sharp shears
Sharp small scissors
3 yards “pattern trace” fabric, or some other fabric to alter and trace pattern
Enough handwoven, felted or purchased fabric to complete jacket (more is always better) Generally 5 yards 30” wide will make a basic jacket
Iron on interfacing, per pattern directions
Lining fabric if needed
Hand sewing needles
Long, sharp pins
Notepaper
Marker
Light (if needed)
Extension cord
Brown paper bag for garbage
Serger is optional
Buttons and closures

Students need to know how to thread and use sewing machine and serger (if you have one). Skill level: beginner and beyond.