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with Suzy Furrer
Online Class

Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting the Tailored Jacket or Coat

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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.


  • advanced
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h25m

Included in this Class

1. The Jacket Front

1. The Jacket Front

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.

2. The Jacket Back

2. The Jacket Back

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.

3. The Two-Piece Sleeve

3. The Two-Piece Sleeve

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.

Recommended with this class

  • Clear 2" x 18" ruler
  • Drafting curves
  • Pattern paper or oak tag
  • Notcher, awl and record stamp (optional)
  • Muslin