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Three Little Birds Sewing Co

Ilford Jacket -- Beginner/Intermediate Garment Making Class

$ 150.00

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Ready to build your Spring & Summer 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!"

What's included:

  • Three 3-hour sessions with instructor  (April 4th, 11th, and 18th at 2:30pm)
  • Additional studio time, if necessary
  • Use of studio tools and sewing machines

What you'll need:

All supplies are available for purchase in the shop. Students receive a 10% discount on al supplies for 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. However, if you're unable to do so before class, we recommend that you wash your finished garment in cold water and hang dry only. 

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