Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review

Advanced Search
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Photo Album
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Tailoring a Jacket by Connie Long (Sewing Class Review)
Viewed 5354 times
Review rated Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 1 people   
Posted by: Portia Hirschman
Friend of PR
About Portia Hirschman
Member since: 5/22/04
Reviews written: 7
Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner
classes reviewed: 3
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 1/29/05 8:04 PM
Rating: starstarstar
Web site/URL: photo
This workshop by Connie Long was held at G Street Fabrics. Connie had lots of jackets as examples and was very thorough in her approach. It is obvious that making jackets is something she really enjoys doing. She talked about pattern details and sizing, various interfacings (she has a piece of fabric with various fusibles on it so you can tell the differences in texture and handling) and making your own facings and linings. She spent a lot of time on details like interfacing roll lines (by cutting the interfacing along the roll line and sewing a tape) and how to construct an excellant collar (using ultrasuede as the under collar) and lapels. She covered sleeve heads and easing sleeve installation using her own trick with wool flannel. She also covered her technique for welt pockets and flaps--very tailored (men's wear has influenced her approach) and many were quite stunning. She invites students to bring in their own projects as well. I highly recommend this workshop! Sorry if this review rambles. I just got home from two back to back workshops and my brain is overwhelmed! She said she offers a hands on class several times a year.
Merchants on PR
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia

<< Previous Next >>

Add Sewing Class Review    Read All Sewing Class Reviews

2 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Jan B. said...
Nice review. I have her book on linings and find it very thorough. It would be great to see all her examples in person. Lucky you!!
1/30/05 2:41 PM
Mary Beth Loup said...
I took her swimsuit in a day class and found her very helpful and knowledgeable. Her Taunton Press books are terrific, just what you would expect from the publisher of Threads. Hope to take another hands-on class with her, although that particular G-Street Fabrics has pretty depressing classroom space, poor lighting, and hard to reach electric outlets.
2/2/05 10:17 AM

Copyright © 2014® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us