I started my new Bespoke Tailoring class today, for a long time I've wanted to learn these skills, tailoring is something which I'm just amazed by, I guess it's cause I'm such a sewing geek!
So, after a long lecture we finally got to do some practical work. We got given a single breasted men's suit jacket pattern pack to trace (I guess we won't be drafting our own jacket patterns until we've learnt the basics), and we concentrated on creating the patterns for the foundations of the jacket.
|Not my own work, this was a example mock-up of what we're trying to achieve.|
3 different fabrics.. the mixed hair canvas, the horse hair and domette. All different fabrics to help shape the chest, it's like sculpting in a way, we're sculpting the male form into perfection. As we were told in the lecture, a suit can change your posture, your silhouette and create the illusion on perfection.
We also got given a pack of all the different interfacings and fabrics we'll be needing for this course, I'm really happy they did that, it would cost a small fortune to buy everything ourselves! I'm going to try and post more about what I've done in class, not only to share with you guys but it'll be a good record of my learning.