Soft Tailoring Jacket Making

CHECK JACKET ON MANEQUINMake yourself something to be proud of and a timeless classic. I love soft tailoring its my favourite pastime. You are welcome to make a jacket of your choice from a commercial pattern or the jacket jacket pictured for which I will draft a pattern for you. I have made this design repeatedly over the past 6 years for many people in many fabrics from wool to linens. If you would like to move on in your skill set then this is your class

Skill level-Intermediate +/ Advanced.

The topics we aim to cover

  • To teach you all the skills you need to become confident with soft tailoring
  • Learn what measurements you need to take
  • Cut out a commercial pattern and make adjustments if necessary
  • Read an advanced pattern
  • Understand terms used
  • Cut your fabric correctly
  • Methods of putting your garment together
  • Tips on which seams to use and where
  • Correct pressing techniques
  • Professional finishing hints and tips

What to bring to the class

Should you wish to make one of My Jackets (as pictured and displayed in our workshop) please email us at the time of booking so that we can prepare a pattern for you otherwise  you are welcome to bring a pattern of your choice, if possible please choose a multi size pattern. Commercial pattern sizing tends to work out smaller than sizes of ready made clothing so please check to ensure your basic measurements fall within the size range on the pattern.  (When measuring yourself for this, bring a tape measure around your waist, hips and bust and pull tightly enough to get an accurate measurement don’t add anything for ease.)

Fabric amounts for my jacket will be advised when I receive your measurements but they are approximately 2m of main fabric 150cm wide and 1.5 m of lining


Interfacing which I can provide at £6 metre if requested

For your own pattern please choose the fabric quantities as advised on your pattern envelope according to your size, please bring everything listed on the pattern envelope.

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine

Maximum number on class – 4


Aly Warner

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