Make an Ilford Jacket - Two Weekly Sessions

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Join us for this two-part jacket making workshop, using the Ilford pattern by the Friday Pattern Company. 

This is a versatile pattern with a choice of short and long styles; plus options for placketed or boxy sleeves - suitable for all genders. Our teacher will guide you through the construction process, teaching you a range of techniques to complete a jacket with a professional finish. 

Make it for yourself, or perhaps as a gift for a friend or loved one? 

Level: This class is suitable for confident machine sewers who are already experimenting with making their own clothes, using commercial sewing patterns or otherwise. This course is ideal for students looking to develop their technical skills in making clothes.  

You will cover the following techniques in class

  • Sizing & body measurements
  • Understanding more complex commercial patterns and their notations
  • Garment construction techniques and tips
  • One Step Button Holes
  • Constructing a Collar

 

The pattern is included in the cost of the class. You are required to bring your own fabric: 

REGULAR LENGTH JACKET
SIZES XS - M
45” wide fabric // 2.25 yards (2.1 metres)
54 - 60” wide fabric // 1.75 yards (1.6 metres)

SIZES L - XXL
45” wide fabric // 2.5 yards (2.3 metres)
54-60” wide fabric // 2.25 yards (2.1 metres)

SIZES 1X - 4X
45” wide fabric // 2.75 yards (2.5 metres)
54-60” wide fabric // 2.63 yards (2.4 metres)

LONGER JACKET

SIZES XS - M
45” wide fabric // 2.75 yards (2.5 metres)
54 - 60” wide fabric // 2.3 yards (2.1 metres)

SIZES L - XXL
45” wide fabric // 3 yards (2.7 metres)
54-60” wide fabric // 2.75 yards (2.5 metres)

SIZES 1X - 4X
45” wide fabric // 3.33 yards (3 metres) 
54-60” wide fabric // 3 yards (2.7 metres) 

The Ilford Jacket is designed for wovens and can be made from a wide variety of fabrics! For a boxier look go for a lightweight canvas, linen, denim, or corduroy. It also looks amazing in a drapey woven. When sewn up in a flannel, it is the perfect autumn layering piece! The design lines of this pattern are simple enough that you have room to experiment with fabrics you may not have worked with before. 

You will also need 5-10 buttons (any size is fine, but we recommend 1-1.5” buttons)
1 yard fusible interfacing (weight depends on the fabric you are using but probably light to mid weight)

Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in-store and our team are happy to help and advise on fabric choice.