COUTURE JACKET 5-DAY WORKSHOP • VANCOUVER
Fit and sew a jacket with couture attitude! Learn to sew with your head and create a jacket that shows “evidence of effort.” Lunch Included.
Sew a Couture Jacket
PREREQUISITE: A Palmer/Pletsch Fit Sewing Patterns Workshop
Fit and sew a jacket with a couture attitude. Using Bobbie Carr’s “rules of couture” from Couture, The Art of Fine Sewing, you will learn to sew with your head, listen to your fabric and use your best judgment in all decisions to create a jacket that shows “evidence of effort”.
Choose one of the patterns shown below and make your jacket in any type of fabric – dressy or casual. Refine the details of your pattern and learn simple, yet effective techniques for sewing darts, sleeves and special buttonholes as you create your couture jacket.
The workshop includes lunches.
Patterns to Consider
Below are some possible patterns to consider. Choose a cardigan style or with a collar style other than a notched collar—save those for the tailoring workshop.
Choose your favorite basic silhouette. You will learn how to make changes to patterns to make construction easier, to add an extension for buttons if not included and to add lining if you wish. Contact me with questions or other suggestions.
This workshop is held at Sew-Op + Maker Space in Vancouver, WA, across the Columbia River from Portland, OR.
1507 Broadway, Vancouver, WA 98663
Another Book You Might Enjoy—Théâtre de la Mode
Fashion Dolls: The Survival of Haute Couture
Liberation in the fall of 1944 after four years of foreign Occupation found Paris surviving on minimal resources. Hoping to make a statement to the world that Paris was still the center of fashion, couturiers, jewelers, milliners, hairdressers, and theatre designers joined together to present the Théâtre de la Mode.
Using the ages-old tradition of traveling miniature mannequins dressed in current couture, the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture mobilized a whole industry with unprecedented cooperation and creativity to prove that life could begin again through these 27” tall ambassadors of fashion. This book tells their story.
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