Rather than spend money on a garment class, I recruited my coworker, Kim, the Editorial Assistant, to help guide me through the steps to making a jacket. Kim graduated with a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NY, so I was confident in her lesson.
At JoAnn, we selected the pattern, fabric and notions. I chose a purple and white houndstooth fabric to use with View A of this pattern:
I began by cutting the pattern pieces:
Then I learned the importance of the grainline. I pinned each pattern piece to the fabric:
I cut out the pieces:
Then I fused interfacing to the appropriate pattern pieces:
Following the pattern guidesheet and Kim’s expertise, I constructed the jacket pieces.
In that lesson I learned:
- Pattern symbols
- Pressing collars
- Setting sleeves
I constructed the back and front panels, the collar and one sleeve. I still have to sew on the remaining sleeve, finish the hem and stitch the buttons and buttonholes.
Stay tuned for pictures of the finished garment!