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Posted on: 1/29/05 8:04 PM
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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.

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Mary Beth Loup said... (2/2/05 10:17 AM) Reply
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.
Jan B. said... (1/30/05 2:41 PM) Reply
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!!
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