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Three Little Birds Sewing Co

Ilford Jacket -- VIRTUAL Beginner/Intermediate Garment Making Class

$ 90.00

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Ready to build your Fall wardrobe? Add the Ilford Jacket to your list! The Ilford is great for so many reasons -- super versatile + easily customizable, looks great on any gender, and is designed for sizes XS-4X. This jacket can be made in a variety of different woven fabrics, anywhere from a drapey rayon to a stiffer denim. 

Skill level: Students should be comfortable following a seam allowance, threading the machine and winding a bobbin on their own. 

Skills learned: How to correctly take measurements, pattern reading, basic pattern adjustments (lengthening/shortening, etc.), how to sew a placket and install cuff, and how to make buttonhole (if using).

From Friday Pattern Company: "The Ilford Jacket is a versatile style that’s modular design makes for a pattern that is simple, yet impactful. It can be customized a million different ways and really is a “choose your own adventure” type of pattern that incorporates your design sense into the project!

It features drop shoulders and comes with two sleeve options: a placketed sleeve with cuff, and an easy to sew boxy sleeve for a more relaxed vibe. It also includes two lengths as well as a bunch of pocket templates that you can mix and match! The possibilities are endless! You can wear the Ilford as a jacket or shirt depending on the fabric you use.  This is a fun, skill building pattern that you will want to make/wear again and again!"

Class will be for Three 3-hour sessions via Zoom (Sept 13th, 20th, 27th at 1:30pm)

Tentative schedule:

Class 1: How to measure yourself and choose the proper size. Cutting tips & tricks.

Class 2 & 3: Construction. Students will be encouraged to ask questions they may have about the pattern and instructor will provide demos for steps, as needed.

What you'll need:

All supplies are available for purchase in the shop. Students receive a 10% discount on all supplies for class with code Virtual class.

  • Ilford Jacket Pattern by Friday Pattern Company
  • 2-3.5 yards of woven fabric*, depending on size and style making
  • 5-10 Buttons or snaps
  • 1 yard of fusible interfacing
  • Coordinating thread
  • Swedish tracing paper (optional)

*It is always ideal to wash your fabric prior to sewing.  


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