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Blazer and Classic French Jacket Series Saturday, Saturdays in September 9:30-12:30

Construct a Blazer or Classic French Jacket with Contemporary Tailoring Techniques in a series of classes on Saturdays in August and September.  Save $50 by registering for the entire series or you may sign up individually.

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.  You will need to sign up for a private session with Ryliss  before September 7.  Please email Ryliss at to set up a day to fit before September 7. 

abrics 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 the first class and proceed to Class 2.  Do not sign up for this total package

If you need to rent a sewing machine, click here.

 Unlined blazer available in cup sizes up to DD.

This pattern may be lined. Vogue 9336 Fitted, lined jacket. Vogue 7975

Skill Level:
Materials Included:
irons, cutting matts, paper scissors
Sewing machine, pattern, fabric and notions, sewing tools. Suggested Patterns Blazer- Simplicity 8844, Vogue 9336, French Jacket - Vogue 7975
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
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 d?cor 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

Blazer and Classic French Jacket Series Saturday, Saturdays in September 9:30-12:30

$ 425.00