Pattern Modification: Uptown Jacket - Coming Soon!
Instructor: Tasa Gleason
Let's learn to do some pattern hacking!
The clean silhouette of our Uptown Top makes it perfect for alterations and modifications. In this class we will modify the top into a slouchy, modern jacket. The resulting Uptown Jacket is easy to sew, perfect for layering, and very fashion forward!
We will discuss pattern hacking and learn what steps go into modifying patterns. Then we'll alter the front pattern pieces of the Uptown Top to accommodate a separating zipper, learn about adding a lining to a garment, and construct the jacket!
This class will help students see more opportunities in sewing patterns, and encourage sewists to take chances by altering existing designs. We will work on expanding our ability to see alternate possibilities in patterns, along with learning techniques that will serve you in all of your garment making! Our small class sizes and individual teacher attention result in a huge increase in one’s ability to create a professional looking sewn garment.
Class will be held in 3 sessions:
- take measurements and determine your size
- trace your pattern
- make alterations to pattern
- draft facing pieces
- advice on picking appropriate fashion fabric
- cut fabric
- apply interfacing
- sew lining
- discus pocket options
- sew jacket shell
- assemble jacket shell and lining
- set in zipper
Prerequisites: This class is for the solid intermediate sewist. You should be very confident in basic sewing, including sewing curves and sewing with accurate and consistent seam allowance. You should have already sewn a garment or two -- like the Uptown Top or any of our other sewing patterns!
2 yards dot paper
Fabric chalk or pen
Hand sewing needle
Clear 2"x18" ruler
Fashion fabric for shell of jacket, yardage for your size + additional 1/2 yard for facings (more if matching stripes or plaid)
Lining fabric, yardage for your size
Thread to match all fabrics
1 yard fusible interfacing
Separating zipper (length will be determined by size of jacket and design choices for finishing hem, before leaving 1st class each student will know what length zipper they need)
* If you need to rent a sewing machine for use during class, please add Sewing Machine Rental to your cart along with your class. Call the shop with any questions at 510-595-8372.
3 sessions / 3 hours each
Class Size: 6 students max.
Date: Coming Soon!
Tasa holds a certificate in Apparel Design and Merchandising and has been working as a professional costume and apparel designer for over 15 years. She is the technical designer and pattern drafter for Verb’s line of sewing patterns and teaches sewing classes at Verb. Tasa makes over 50% of her own, and her family’s, wardrobe and hopes that her classes inspire others to create and work with textiles in whatever way fits their lifestyle.