I'm a new member who would like to learn from the ground up. I believe I have found the right place.
I'm currently enrolled in a Tailored Jacket class, taught by a woman with many years of experience, and a real reverence for true tailoring.
The trouble is, she perhaps isn't used to writing instructions for a learner who needs things written down.
Here is my recent blog post, sharing my experiences trying to make my first welt pocket so I can catch up to the hand padstitching of the lapel, which I enjoy.
If you could direct me to a better place to post this, I would appreciate it.
Also, I believe I wrote down the wrong size for the welt opening on my front jacket pattern, which is drafted by the teacher (not a commercial pattern).
In my next sample, I will thread-trace a 5" "opening" on my sample jacket front, and use my 6 1/2" welt "lips." Please wish me luck.
I know the board discourages making a jacket, but I have successfully made pants before. And I'm already enrolled in this class.
Thanks in advance for reading my post,
Tina in San Diego, CA