This is the first step to successfully construct any garment, alter the pattern. You will alter the pattern and cut out and sew a muslin. That muslin may be a muslin fabric or a suitable weight of less expensive fabric. Jackets will be fitted and patterns altered again if needed.
Fabrics and Supplies will be discussed. Woven fabrics, stretch woven fabrics and knits may be used.
The next step in the series will start the process of constructing a tailored jacket with contemporary sewing techniques. Traditional techniques are taught in another workshop.
Use a traditional blazer pattern or French Classic Jacket Pattern. If it is an unlined pattern, you will make a lining pattern.
If you already have a pattern that fits well, you may skip this class and proceed to Class 2.
drafting tools, paper scissors, tape, cutting mats and irons.
Bring your own sewing machine or rent one of ours. In the first class you will need a pattern based on your bust circumference. You will need 3 yards of muslin, pins, scissors..
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home décor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.
She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.
Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #sewApril2017, #sewapril2018 and #SewApril2019. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.