Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Summer "Tailored Jacket/Pants" Sewing Workshop & Student Projects (pics included)

Hello All!!! Hope you're having a splendid week! I sure am! There's lots of exciting things on the horizon. For starters, and as a result of your requests and emails, I'm launching my teaching workshops to the public. That's right in June I'll be giving a 3 Day Tailored Jacket Sewing Workshop (June 4-6) and a 3 Day Pants Fitting and Construction workshop (June 18-20) at my prestigious Savannah Sewing Academy school. My sewing school is located in the beautiful city of Savannah, GA and I have 1600 Sq ft of space equipped with sewing machines and other professional grade equipment. I'm looking forward to opening my doors to all of you who have been requesting this for some time. For all those of you who have attended my seminar or have followed me on my blog know that I love to share my 53+ years of tailoring experience. These workshops will be all day long and will be PACKED with wonderful instruction, shortcuts, and techniques that will help you to make tailored and professional looking garments with an impeccable finish. Each student will make their own Tailored Jacket or Pant (dependent upon which class they choose). The flyers are below. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED so contact me asap to secure your spot. The deadline for applying for these workshop is May 20th. If you have any questions or want to go ahead and register please contact me at my email GentlemanJimMT@gmail.com or call me at 404-213-6684.

Workshop flyers!!! Please pass along the info to your sewing groups and guilds!!!

For the record I plan on running a few more sewing workshops through the Summer. Here are the dates. The subjects are still TBD with the exception of August 6-8 which will be my Tailored Coat workshop---teaching you the in's and out's on making a professional coat. Just in time for Fall! I'm waiting to hear back and get your requests about the other dates. So if you have any ideas just let me know. Also if you want any of your groups or sewing guilds to reserve workshop for themselves just let me know. Here are the additional Summer workshop dates.....

July 9-11          Subject TBD
July 23-25         Subject TBD
                             August 6-8        Constructing a Tailored Coat

August 20-22    Subject TBD

Ok, now on to the STUDENT WORK!!!! For me this is, and I can't stress it enough, it's ALWAYS the most important part!

Bhakti made this gorgeous coat with lots of seaming, decorative straps and yoke.  Believe it or not she's been only sewing for just a few short months and she was able to make this. As you know constructing a coat is a big task for a new sewer but I walked her through it and now she has a coat she love's! That's why I tell people all of the time it's not always the amount of years you've been sewing but the techniques you use that makes the end product look phenomenal. She used Simplicity 2057 and some white/tan checkered upholstery fabric. She plans to add frogs as closures. BTW, we've been having 80F weather here so Bhakti is picture here wearing her coat (very briefly) with shorts!

Feben has quickly become our resident coat maker! She's made at least 6 or so in the last month. She goes for bold prints and color in very relaxed feminine styles. This coat here is a reversible jacket, Butterick pattern 4928. This pattern required a good deal of fabric. Feben worked on making kids coats before switching over to making Women's so the fabric requirement was indeed more. For this look she opted to let the fabric do all of the work and skipped adding the pockets and cuffs. She's working on making a small line of Women's coats at the moment!

Deanna is a graduate student at our local SCAD. She's been a student with me for a few years now. She made this dress as part of her "Sailor Moon" inspired collection and to go in her upcoming show "Fairy Tales and Magic". She draped and drafter her pattern and about a yard and a half of fabric was needed for both the top and skirt. She plans to do some beading on it but her shell is complete!!!

Well I hope you can see why I'm just so excited. I'm happy to be launching these workshops and near future one's so I can share all of this good information I share with my students. Again, if you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact me. If you're interested in attending one of my workshops please call or email (404-213-6684 or GentlemanJimMT@Gmail.com). If you have any ideas or request for workshops let me know as well! I will be filling in those additional dates fairly soon.

Thanks and take care!!!!
~Gentleman Jim

1 comment:

  1. I SO wish I could attend those courses, but I simply can't. I bet they will be great, and it looks like your students are doing great work.