After weeks and months of filming we are getting ready to launch our latest video series, ‘How to make a Ladies Jacket’.
We decide to keep the title simple and search word friendly. I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we have making it.
Rather than draft the pattern to Desiree’s measurements I went with the block sizing I added to the draft. Jeremy did a great job digitalising it so it will be easier for you to follow. So thank you Jeremy!
So there’s some great content in the fitting stage. Desiree is a little smaller than the size given so you’ll get to see how we make the garment fit around her body.
I tell all my live online students who take the drafting course that the fitting is there to proof your pattern not to resolve issues that should be remedied in the draft.
I have known and known of many cutters who use fittings to decide posture and shoulder slope. Just like shown in this series and if that’s all you are capable of then it’s probably the best way forward.
Pattern cutting it about take risks too. Trying something out and seeing if your theory works, rather than always playing it safe.
I have decided to just jump straight into the waistcoat next. It should be a fairly short series so I want to get it done quickly. I know many of you have been asking for it and I have promised to deliver it soon.
Back in 2016 I made a suit for Nick Jonas and the Met Gala award ceremony. I saved the left over material with the intention of making myself a new Dinner Jacket.
A good friend of mine from the Army Reserve is getting married in December and he’s invited me a long. There’ll be a lot of top brass floating round. Dress code is military dress uniform and then change into dinner suits after the service. Officers have both dress uniforms and dinner dress uniforms.
Since I am not an officer yet, I lack the dinner dress, so whatever I wear will have to be badass.
If it’s not too much of a strain on Desirée I will shoot this video too. When I have to make something in a pinch, I drop the thimble and hop on the Juki.