FIT, DESIGN, TAILOR A JACKET 5-DAY WORKSHOP • MICHIGAN
Learn the Palmer/Pletsch Methods for sewing a tailored jacket or blazer including interfacing, welt pockets, setting in sleeves, bagging a lining and fitting.
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This class will help you master tailoring a jacket.
Prerequisite: The 2-day Fashion Fitting the Upper Body or 4-day Fit Sewing Patterns workshop, or schedule a private session with Janet prior to the tailoring workshop to prepare your jacket pattern altered to fit you. Her contact information can be found on the Bring List.
Tailor any jacket style. You will learn cutting and marking accuracy, interfacings and proper fusing, fit, shoulder and chest shaping, shaped darts, careful trimming and quality pressing, sleeve heads, bound buttonholes, patch and welt pockets, linings, and perfect hems. Truly, all of your sewing will improve after you learn to tailor. You will select a good fabric and a pattern based on your skills. If you have never sewn a jacket, choose one with fewer details to sew. More advanced techniques will be demonstrated, but you need not make samples or use them in your jacket until you come again.
Our Palmer/Pletsch Michigan workshops are held in Richland, Michigan, near Kalamazoo.
TAILORING TEACHER TRAINING
TAKE TAILORING AGAIN!
Since it is difficult to accomplish ALL details in one workshop, we hope you’ll return so you can master and expand your tailoring skills. Returnees may add new challenges or try new fabrics. If you didn’t do welt pockets or a notched collar the first time, do it now.
If you want to become a MASTER tailor or because you teach or sew for others, come back as often as you like. You will try new techniques, and challenging fabrics, and continue to perfect your skills. You can watch fittings, and fit yourself, in new jacket styles.
The Book You’ll Want to Have—Jackets for Real People
Tailoring Made Easy!
by Marta Alto, Susan Neal, and Pati Palmer
Use this book and ALL of your sewing will improve. For a minimal investment and a little time, you can have a designer jacket. Using the latest interfacings sew it Armani-style and achieve a custom fit no matter what your figure.
The book includes pattern and fabric selection, patterns and fabrics fitting on real people, the latest on fusible interfacings, cutting and marking tips, how-to’s for buttonholes, a NO-FAIL welt pocket, “bagging a lining”, easy mitered vents, and much more, plus finishing touches such as topstitching and piping.