Ladies Jacket Making
Direct parallels in construction techniques can be drawn between the Savile Row Coat and the Ladies Jacket. It is only the styling details that set the two apart. Both require the most skills and combination of techniques to create a satisfactory outcome. Handcraft is the hallmark of Savile Row tailoring. Anyone seeking to learn tailoring at the highest attainable level should focus on mastering the needle and thimble before venturing into coat making. At The HTA, students can opt to start the course online and complete it in-house or vice-versa. We also host introductory courses for beginners who wish to master the art of Savile Row tailoring.
Ladies Jacket Making
Suitable for levels 4 & 5 - advanced to semi-professional
course & Accommodation fees
Full time six week course on set dates is €3450.00
which equates to €575.00 per week
To schedule an in-house one-to-one training course outside of the provided term dates is €750 per week. This additional charge is incurred due to the personalised and individual approach.
Students have the option to stay for as little as one week or for as long as four.
Course materials €250.00 - Subject to change
Accommodation is offered at €200 per week.
An invoice will be sent for the full amount for the course of your choosing of which €500 is used to secure the student’s place on the course. The remaining amount is to be paid no later than one week before the course begins.
**All prices include VAT
***All fees are non-refundable
Dugdale Brothers offer all the trimmings required for every course.
Other tools such as thimbles, shears, needles, clappers, chest and sleeve boards are provided for student use for the duration of the course.
The student will have access to an industrial sewing machine, a height adjustable board and an industrial steam iron. Pressing equipment such as a tailor's ham, chest board and sleeve board will also be available for use.
Staying true to the traditions of Savile Row, the Ladies Jacket contains about 3000 hand-stitches. The whole inner workings of the garment are meticulously hand-sewn and both shrinking and stretching techniques are used.
Elements like the pockets and straight seams are still sewn by machine, but all the preparation and finishing work is done by hand.
As a student, you will develop your hand sewing skills to the level of professionalism. The thimble will become part of your hand, unable to stitch without it. From the finest felling stitch to long baste, your needle will be guided by our master tailor to make a garment worthy of the Savile Row name.
Introduction to tools, measurement chart and head units
Students will take turns measuring one another to become competent in assessing figures
Pattern drafting and cutting
Using your own measurements, the Rory will demonstrate how to cut the back and fore-part to fit the student or their subject
Cutting the patterns for the sleeves, under-collar and facing
Cut in cloth
The demonstration will show how to lay the pattern on the cloth, add inlays and cut out the fabric
Trimming the coat
The demonstration will show how to cut the canvas, linings and pocket pieces
Making the canvasses
Using both hand and machine sewing techniques the demonstration will show how to make the canvasses which are the foundation on which the coat is laid