Ready to test your patternmaking skills? Master designer and pattern drafter Suzy Furrer shares in-depth tips and techniques to help you draft a full set of patterns for a chic, tailored jacket using your own well-fitting bodice sloper. Learn how to draft pattern pieces for two-piece sleeves, welt pockets, an inside zipper pocket, bound buttonholes and even a coat hook.
Meet Suzy Furrer, your design and patternmaking expert, as you begin drafting the pattern for a showpiece jacket or coat to go over everything in your wardrobe. Beginning with a well-fitting bodice sloper that you already have, you'll draft the jacket front, including the major lines of the collar, lapel, and princess seam, along with the front facing and bound buttonhole pieces.
Move on to the back of the jacket, along with the back facing. Learn how to add princess and waist seams and create waist stays for stability in the jacket.
The two-piece sleeve is a classic design feature of a tailored jacket. You'll learn to draft it with facing, then draft buttonholes and a sleeve head for internal support.
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