Ottoline Workwear Jacket, Thursdays, November 1, 8, & 13, 6-9pm
Skill Level: Intermediate, Ages 18 and up
Learn to sew a sturdy workwear jacket, perfect for layering over chunky fall sweaters! With large pockets (including an inside pocket!) you will have places to keep all your favorite things handy. Optional vented sleeves and hem provide a stylish detail, or sew it up without for a straight forward boxy jacket where your topstitching can really shine. In this class you’ll learn how to adjust patterns to fit your body, how to create buttonholes, and how to topstitch neatly.
Swedish Tracing Paper
Denim (medium weight, 8-12oz), cotton trill or canvas, sturdy linen and corduroy
5 buttons (7/8” or 1")
Optional contrast thread for topstitching
Optional 2 buttons (approx 16mm) for vented sleeves
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Make sure to pre-wash your fabric in advance of class. This prevents possible fabric shrinkage that could otherwise make your finished garment too small.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes early.
BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS: Please come to your first class with your pattern pieces traced. If you need help figuring out what size or sizes to trace, or how to grade between sizes, email firstname.lastname@example.org about connecting prior to class to get your questions answered. We will check your measurements in class and adjust your traced pieces if needed. Please bring your original pattern and tracing paper to the first session in case we need to make adjustments to your traced pieces. Do not cut your fabric prior to class. Once we have looked over your traced pieces we will cut fabric together during class.
What is an “Intermediate” level class at Modern Domestic?
You’re no longer intimidated by the idea of reading a pattern and comfortable reading a pattern and have made a number of projects. You would like to learn different methods of zipper installation or how to alter your patterns. You’re venturing into more complicated patterns (e.g., lined garments, plackets, collars, zippered fly). Classes are faster paced and generally require homework.