1960’s Coat


Take your dressmaking skills to the next level to tailoring. The coat is a classic 60s shape. Learn all the tips and tricks on how to construct a coat, how to interline and line and finish the coat to a high standard. There are lot of new skills to learn when constructing a coat and this class will teach you them.

As with all our intermediate-advanced classes you will alter the pattern and coat as you go to ensure a good fit.

Your sewing level

This coat is our most advanced class. Please do not book onto the course unless you are an intermediate dresssmaker and have completed lots of items. You will be expected to know how to sew darts without guidance, have experience of working with lining and know how to insert sleeves. You will also need to be able to sew accurately and at a good speed.

Tea and cake will be provided to help the sewing process along!

Level: 7

Materials required:

3m of wool and 3m of lining (must be at least 140cm wide). If over size 16, please bring 4m.

8 Buttons (it might be better to wait until you have part made the coat before deciding)

Tailors interfacing – 2m (which we sell in our shop)

Patttern sizes: 8-20. If you are outside or may be bordering on this range of sizes, please contact us a week before the class as we will need to grade a pattern especially for you. If it is just one size up or down, we will do this free of charge, but if it is more then there may be a small fee.

Max in class: 6

Teacher: Julie Johnston

Class length: Four 3 hours sessions

Price: £199

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