The Couture Jacket Sew Along - Starts 4th May 2021
While we are all at home I thought it would be nice to sew along together.
I also thought it might be a chance to try something a bit more challenging.
Couture sewing takes time and patience. Much of the construction is done by hand often because the fabrics are tricky and there could be complicated design details. Since spending time with Claire Shaeffer, who is an internationally respected author, lecturer and columnist and has a collection of over 2000 couture garments many of which are Chanel, I have been inspired to do more couture sewing and share some of these skills.
On this Sew Along, you will learn some of the secrets of couture many of which are used in the classic cardigan jacket. From cutting out, tacking and hand stitching. Choosing which fabrics to use for linings, buttonholes as well as what needles and threads to use. We will also look at how to make trims similar to those used on couture jackets.
Choose your pattern, I would suggest Vogue 8804 - which is the pattern I will be making or V7975 which is a slightly simpler pattern but the same shape jacket. Gather your materials and let's make a Couture Jacket together
There will be seven days with me and we will also film an introduction to help you choose your fabrics and get some inspiration. As a lot of Couture Sewing is done by hand there will be lots of work to be done at home in between the sew-along days.
Materials Needed :
Pattern – For the classic Chanel Style Jacket I use Vogue 8804 (the red jacket pictured left)– a classic French Style Jacket but the techniques could be used for other patterns too.
In Couture Sewing we use slightly more fabric than the amount mentioned on the pattern to allow for wider seam & hem allowances, decide how long you would like your jacket, measure from the shoulder to the hem, add 6” (15cm) – you will need twice this length plus 1 sleeve length, measure from the shoulder to the wrist, add 6” (15cm) Pockets should fit in between pieces but you could add a bit more for these – I usually buy 2 ½ yards or 2.25m
Lining Fabric – Silk Crepe De Chine or similar the same amount as your outer fabric
Other Materials which can be purchased from The Sewing Room
50cm Silk Organza, Stay Tape – silk organza selvedge or cotton stay tape, Wigan – 2.5m, Tacking Cotton – 2/3 reels in a colour that will show up on your main fabric,
Couture Chain – 1.5m, Beeswax
You will also need: 2 Threads to match the outer Fabric, 2 Threads to Match the Lining, Trim (optional)
For Hand Stitched Buttonholes (optional)
Gimp Cord, Silk Buttonhole Thread
Venue: Your Own Home
Date: Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th May, Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th May, Wednesday 19th & 26th May our finishing day will be Thursday 10th June 2021
Workshop Start/End time: 11am - 4.30pm
Workshop Duration: 7 days
Workshop Tutor: Claire Tyler
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