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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Craftsy Iconic Tweed Jacket vs Classic Tailoring The Blazer ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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Date: 2/9/14 4:23 PM

I'm ready to try my first "big girl" project. Which one is more advanced? I would like to start with the easier class. I like both the patterns so I can't make up my mind.

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Date: 2/9/14 8:07 PM

You'd be comparing apples to oranges. The Iconic jacket includes couture techniques and hand quilting the lining to the fashion fabric. Typically a bit of hand work more so than ordinary construction.

The tailored blazer includes use of interfacing of different types to provide infrastructure for a tailored jacket. Probably cutting an appropriate under collar on the bias and slightly less depth so collar rolls under properly. Heads for the top of the sleeve to hold its shape, etc. maybe bound buttonholes.

I guess perhaps the Iconic Tweed might involve less structure. Given the amount of time, probably equal because of the hand work for the tweed.

Since anything you sew is done one seam at a time, I would ask, which jacket style appeals to you more? Which would you wear more often? Go with that.

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Date: 2/9/14 8:25 PM

Thank you for your thoughtful response. I would love to wear both styles!! I'm such a slave to fashion!! The blazer in seer sucker for the summer would be so cool! And a chanel tweed jacket with shorts is super on trend.

You've pointed out differences that I had not thought about. I'm thinking about the Tweed jacket because I'm pretty comfortable with hand stitching and it maybe a little more forgiving due to the slubby texture of the fabric.

Whereas the blazer would probably show every wobbly stitch. I'll try the blazer after the tweed jacket.....in black ;)

Thank you!!

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Date: 2/9/14 8:46 PM

I was waffling between these two courses also and your question made me ask myself what I felt like sewing..the answer was Tweed Jacket.

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Date: 2/10/14 6:19 AM

Would a seersucker jacket take the same kinds of interfacings/padstitching etc as a wool tweed? Seems to me it would be lighter--and cotton will behave differently when sewing than wool--you won't be able to mold/shrink it as easily. If it were me, I would plan to make that jacket in wool, at least for the first go-round.

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Date: 2/10/14 7:05 AM

I will definitely plan on making it in wool first because of how the class is taught. But I'm hoping I can use the same pattern for a seersucker omitting the pad stitching and such. I love NotesFromAMadHouseWife 'S knit version!!
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Date: 2/10/14 10:29 AM

There is also the couture jacket class from Angela Wolf here on PR!

JACKET CLASS
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I plan on taking the class in the near future.

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Date: 2/10/14 1:52 PM

Jacket Fitting Techniques with Pam Howard
McCalls 6172 Pattern Included
Lesson (9)
Meet Pam Howard 10:47
Preparing the Pattern Pieces 23:55
Transferring the Pattern onto Muslin 18:50
Assembling the Muslin 26:48
The Drape-Fitting Process 27:59
Rebasting the Muslin 18:52
Fitting the Sleeve 19:59
Fitting Yourself 25:22
The New Pattern 26:12

The Iconic Tweed Jacket with Lorna Knight
Vogue 7975 pattern Included

Lessons (10):
Meet Lorna 2:44
Fitting 17:07
Materials 9:54
Cutting 21:07
Getting Started With Sewing 38:20
Quilting the Jacket 18:28
Constructing the Jacket 37:06
Installing the Sleeve 40:35
Pockets 23:26
Finishing 25:07

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Date: 2/10/14 6:47 PM

I have taken Angela Wolf's wonderful French jacket class here on PR--she is an incredibly generous teacher who really helps with fitting and explaining any questions you may have. I also took Lorna Knight's Craftsy class which I loved. In addition I participated in the sew-along that Thewallina and Leisa ran on their blogs last fall. I read Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket, Sewing secrets from a Chanel Collector by Claire B. Shaeffer from cover to cover and watched the accompanying CD. Each of these resources offers something wonderful and helpful to learning the process. Sure they each cover a lot of the same material, but they also have their own approaches.

In addition, I took Susan Khalje's Couture Dress on Craftsy which is a great class, and I asked her a couple of questions about making a French jacket despite the topic of the class. She was very quick to respond to my questions.

Currently, I am taking The Carefree Fly Front Coat with Kenneth King and Classic Tailoring: The Blazer with Steffani Lincecum. These are both helpful classes as well.

I can't tell you where to start, just that which ever class you begin with, you will have a great class.

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Date: 2/11/14 11:51 AM

I'm not sure that a seersucker jacket would work well for the hand tailoring used in this class. Also, if this is your first tailoring project a wool flannel or tweed is easier to work with and more forgiving. Why don't you drop them an email and ask. Or look at the materials list.

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