We've all fallen for Sydney. She makes you feel like you are wearing a blanket, while making you look like a champ. Spend the day with Helen learning about sewing with coating fabrics, and walk away with this sensational coat.
Teacher: Helen Duckham
Workshop Duration: Full day
Description: The Sydney jacket by Tessuti patterns is fun and interesting to make. It is an oversized, draped jacket with a relaxed collar, back yoke, extended cropped raglan sleeves and side pockets - perfect for layering over long sleeved tops or dresses.
In this class you will learn to fit together unusually-shaped pattern pieces, sew overlapped seams and discover an interesting way to construct pockets. The Sydney can be made in boiled wool for a warm version or in ponte as a lighter layering piece. Because all the edges are raw it is only suitable for fabrics that do not fray (more information below).
Materials to bring:
- fabric for your top such as boiled felted wool, boiled wool knit or ponte double knit (more information on choosing fabric below).
- copy of the Sydney jacket pattern which can be found here on Tessuti fabrics website
- all purpose polyester thread to match your fabric
- sewing machine
- your sewing kit including fabric scissors, embroidery scissors or snips (small sharp scissors) pins, tailors chalk, machine sewing needle suitable for your chosen fabric, hand sewing needle, seam ripper, measuring gauge and measuring tape.
More on fabric
Recommended fabrics are boiled, felted wools, or mid-heavy ponte double knit. You can test whether a fabric will fray by gently pulling on the threads on a cut edge.
You will need between 1.65m and 2m of 140cm wide fabric depending on which size you choose to make and slightly less for wider fabric. For a longer sleeve, add an additional 30cm to the fabric amount for your size.
Takeaway: At the end of the session you will have a stylish new jacket!
Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate with some garment making experience.
Prerequisites: This class is aimed at adventurous beginners who want to learn how to sew an outerwear garment – no tailoring skills required! You need to be familiar with using a sewing machine and be confident about tackling thicker fabrics.