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Couture Speed Tailoring (Janet Moville) (Sewing Class Review)
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Posted by: redroserach
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Member since: 4/19/08
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Sewing skills:Intermediate
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Posted on: 12/15/09 7:43 AM
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I was ready to do my first jacket and I didn't want to spend time learning the hard way, so I felt ready for a course.

The course was on four consecutive Saturdays, Janet was very helpful over the phone and via e-mail before the course, to make sure that it was the right course for me and to select a suitable pattern material and advise on items required to bring.

Janet has a nice setup with a unit, good parking, nice new machines and a couple of overlockers with a little kitchen, so you can spend the whole day sewing undisturbed.

The course covered pattern fitting, making a muslin, adjusting, making the jacket with tailoring features such as shoulder pads, plastrons, sleeve headers etc. She teaches how to bag out to reduce handstitching.

I was probably only just experienced enough, but the class size was small and I got lots of help and attention from Janet. As well as the specific jacket instruction I also picked up lots of invaluable help on cutting, marking, the correct stitches to use etc. She provided written material on what we covered so that I have been able to refer back.

Janet also has a good little habedashery and equipment selection, so you can pick up calico, and the various bits you need. I got my first go at using rotary cutters and mats and was sold on them and bought my own from her.

Janet offers a range of courses including own choice days, I would heartily recommend them to anyone who is interested in learning new techniques or improving. I feel like my sewing has made a step change since the course and am thrilled with the jacket that I made. I have since made another on my own - so it must have gone in. Check her website for upcoming courses.

Link to the jacket I made on the course here

Link to jacket I made myself building on what I learnt and using written material provided,here
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nancy2001 said...
Sounds like you learned a great deal, and your jacket looks terrific.
12/15/09 9:09 AM
Annette Wright said...
Now that sounds like a fun kind of class. I've just started working on my first jackets. Have you posted a jacket review yet?
12/19/09 1:05 PM
redroserach said...
Idunna - there's a link to the jacket in question at the bottom of the review. I have also made Mccall's 5859 and will post soon.
12/20/09 5:27 AM

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