This is an All-Inclusive Sewing Retreat at Makers Hideaway
Check in to Makers Hideaway on the afternoon of the first day, with a welcome and introduction at 5pm, followed by dinner and an evening slide presentation. Classes end at 3:00 pm on the sixth day.
During this workshop you can tailor any jacket style, though you might find it easiest to use our classic blazer pattern, Palmer/Pletsch Butterick pattern B6862. 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.
Prerequisite: The 2-day Fashion Fitting the Upper Body or 4-day Fit Sewing Patterns workshop.
PURCHASE OUR PALMER/PLETSCH BLAZER PATTERN
TAILORING TEACHER TRAINING
We do not offer this in-person, but as a CD. You must take the tailoring workshop, then you can purchase the support materials. You will be sent the current Tailoring Teacher Training Files. They include: Outlines for teaching, slides in PowerPoint with scripts for teaching 1-3 hour seminars or to use throughout hands-on classes, camera-ready handouts, Palmer/Pletsch wholesale ordering information, and tools and suggestions for teaching. During the tailoiring workshop, watch how we teach tailoring using slides, samples, and the class order. If you have any questions, discuss them with your instructor. The price is $195.
NOTE: Teacher Training can only be taken if you are also registered for the tailoring retreat.
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.