Construct your own lined jacket based on your own measurements.
Make a made to measure pattern which you can individualise with
sleeve and hem length. Personalise your jacket with pockets or
trims of your choice. Learn to achieve a professional finish as you
enhance your tailoring skills while sewing your jacket.
You will learn how to construct your own lined jacket, based on your own measurements and proportions. Choose your preferred shape from two different variations of a classic jacket shape, which you can individualise with sleeve and hem length and personalise with pockets or the trim of your choice. You can choose to make your jacket in a textured wool or tweed, or another heavy weave fabric, to wear for any season or occasion.
You will create a made to measure pattern, by first making and fitting your toile, and constructing the jacket, under the tutor's expert guidance to achieve a professional finish.
You will not only come away with a lined jacket that is well-made and a perfect fit, but also with skills and confidence to embark on other tailoring projects independently.
You will need some prior experience of tailoring or dressmaking, including setting in sleeves, and to understand how to 'read' a pattern before attending this course.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
The tutor can order fabric from Linton Tweed, if requried, please email your preferred choice to Allison via the firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to take up this offer in good time to place the order. The tutor will contact you prior to the course with the two pattern designs you may choose from.
Allison Rodger trained in Fashion Design at Harrow School of Art, and gained experience in couture clothing working for London's top designers. From 1987, she became renowned for her bridal designs, but her love of British wools, tweeds and colour inspired Allison to learn tailoring techniques and skills, for which she is now highly regarded. Allison teaches fashion design students pattern making and clothing production, and is very impressed with the tailored garments produced by her short course students at West Dean College.