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Advanced Guide to Sewing a Tailored Jacket

Advanced Guide to Sewing a Tailored Jacket

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Inspired by the timeless glamour of the 1940s, the Francine Jacket is an elegant, single-breasted tailored jacket with two stunning options.

Version 1 is our classic Francine Jacket, originally inspired by a gorgeous vintage suit one of our customers was wearing. With a shawl collar, pretty curved front hem and high-hip length, version 1 is utterly 1940s in style and is the perfect jacket to make any look that bit more chic.

Influenced by the genius of Christian Dior, version 2 features a notched collar and longline, hip-length hem, with slanted pockets inserted into the front panels. The back of the jacket gently flares with a classic vent. The longer length means it’ll keep you that little bit warmer, which means sewn in a high wool content fabric it can be worn as an Autumn/Winter coat.

Both versions feature a slim silhouette and waisted fit which offers that quintessential 1940’s shape we love. The long two-piece set-in sleeve is gently tailored at the sleevehead for definition, and the jacket is finished with delicate handstitching for an exquisite finish. Both jackets are shaped with princess seams and close at the front with three buttons. Though designed with two variations in mind, elements such as the collar, front hem shaping and length of version 1 and version 2 can be interchanged with relative ease by more experienced sewers.

Perfect for the office as well as for smartening up a casual look, wear your Francine Jacket with everything from smart tailored trousers and pencil skirts to jeans and a simple breton top.

Where can I find this class?

If you're a Premium Stitch School subscriber or you've previously purchased this class then you can find it here.

Sewing Level

The Francine Jacket sewing pattern is designed for advanced sewers, who are comfortable with hand sewing and interested in learning some couture dressmaking techniques. We do not recommend this pattern for inexperienced dressmakers, but encourage intermediate dressmakers to take part in the online class to sew up the Francine Jacket with a helping hand.

Is there a pattern included in this online class?

Yes, the PDF patterns for the Francine Jacket is included in this class. This pattern is available in sizes 8-20. For more details on fabric requirements and sizing, please see the individual pattern product page.

What will I learn?

  • styling tips for both versions of the Francine Jacket
  • hand tailoring techniques
  • inserting ice wool and optional shoulder pads
  • handling and pressing wool
  • hand sewing buttonholes
  • constructing a lined back vent
  • sewing shawl & notched collars
  • over 2.5 hours of learning
  • expert tuition from three Sew Over It teachers
  • one of Sew Over It’s most requested patterns

How long is the class?

This class consists of 33 videos, the whole class is 1 hour, 47 minutes long.

How long will I have access to this class?

If you buy this class outright then you’ll have access to it forever. If you subscribe to Stitch School then you’ll have access to the class for as long as your subscription is active.

Should I buy this class or subscribe to Stitch School?

If you'd like to have access to this class forever, and don't want to watch the other resources on Stitch School then it will be better to buy this class.

If you'd like to have access to the over 200 online classes and tutorials that are available on Stitch School for only £15 per month then it's more cost effective to subscribe.

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