The Carefree Fly-Front Coat by Kenneth King
The information is this class is excellent. The only problem I had with this class was the pattern and the fabric used to make the coat. I really disliked both and found that my mind would get distracted by the awfulness (IMO) of the fabric and I would have to use the 30 second rewind to get back on track.
The pattern used is Vogue 8841
I took this class because I haves some beautiful wool coating that has been waiting in my stash till my skill set can match the wonder of this fabric. After taking this class I feel confident I can make a coat.
The class consists of 10 lessons:
Lesson1 is the usual meet the instructor and Kenneth talks about the changes he made to the pattern. This version is unlined.
Lesson 2 is about drafting pattern pieces to accommodate the changes Kenneth made to the pattern. He made a number of design changes the biggest change was changing the coat from a wrap coat to a hidden placket button closure coat.
Lesson 3: Staying the curves, Hong Kong finish using bias strips and then the bound pieces are assembled.
At this point I will stop listing what is in each lesson beyond the heading because it would take forever. Each lesson details the steps needed to construct a particular area of the coat. Kenneth pays attention to the details and offers many tips and shows the techniques he prefers and explains why he used it over a different technique.
Lesson 4: Preparing the Sleeve
Lesson 5: Constructing the Collar
Lesson 6: Body & Inseam Pockets
Lesson 7: Adding the Fly Front
Lesson 8: Pressing, Buttonholes & Hem
Lesson 9: Sleeves & Shoulder Pads
Lesson 10: Finishing
This class is excellent. Each construction step is toughly explained and demonstrated. There is so much information given in the class that I will have to watch it over a few times to make sure I didn't miss anything. For sure I will be watching it lesson by lesson when I am ready to sew my own coat.
I have taken a number of Craftsy classes and one disadvantage has been that I cannot ask the instructor questions as they occur to me. I can leave a question for the instructor and will get an answer in a timely manner but have missed the immediate teacher interaction when you are in a classroom. This is the first class where I am very glad to have it on video. Kenneth explained things so clearly that I never felt as if I wanted to ask a question with a live teacher. I realize others will have a different experience as sewing skill will differ and learning method are varied but wanted to mention this as it was such a different experience for me.