VIRTUAL 5-WEEK SEWING COURSE: Heather Blazer + Chandler Pants
Learn to sew a chic, stylish, complete suit in this virtual sewing course!
Under the guidance of teacher Christine Haynes in this 5-week course, you'll learn how to sew a lined blazer and versatile trousers while we work through the Heather Chandler Suit Bundle by Friday Pattern Co & Untitled Thoughts.
The Heather is an unstructured, modern blazer. This comfortable and stylish jacket has a slightly oversized fit and can be worn in all seasons. It is the perfect editorial layering piece. This pattern is designed to be approachable for the confident beginner sewist. If you have always wanted to dip your toe into making outerwear but have felt intimidated, this is a great place to start!
The Chandler Trousers are the perfect pants for those just delving into the world of sewing trousers for themselves! It has a few bits that will expand your sewing knowledge, but with its easy elastic back waistband, fitting should be a breeze!
You'll learn how to:
- How to print and assemble a PDF pattern at home
- Measure the body accurately to create a perfect fit
- Work from a commercial pattern, including size selection, deciphering instructions, cutting from paper pattern pieces, and more
- Understand garment sewing basics such as proper fabric prep, pinning, cutting, ironing and troubleshooting
- Become familiar with sewing jargon commonly found in commercial patterns
- Construct a slash pockets, darts & pleats, elastic back waistband, optional belt loops, cuffs, and faux fly!
- Construct a 2-piece sleeve, jacket lining, patch pockets, button hole, and more!
This is a 5-week course being held at at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST on the following dates:
**Each session will be recorded and access links are sent by 11:30am EST the morning following class. If you can't make a session, no sweat! Use the recording to catch up.**
Please note this is not a learn-to-sew class. Students must have basic machine sewing knowledge and be very comfortable using a sewing machine. Previous garment sewing experience is highly recommended to enjoy success in this workshop.
Materials + Tools Required
**Save 10% on workshop supplies purchased at Brooklyn Craft Co. with code HEATHERCHANDLER10**
- Heather Chandler Suit Bundle by Friday Pattern Co/ Untitled Thoughts -- Purchase the PDF here!
- 1) 3/4-1" sized button
- Marking tool
- Matching thread
- Hand sewing needle
- 1.5" Elastic
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop :)
- Iron and ironing board or mat
- Fabric/ interfacing requirements are below. See size charts in photos above.
For Heather Blazer:
- MAIN FABRIC: Any woven fabric with a bit of weight to it is great: Linen, suiting, twill, denim, canvas. Avoid fabrics that can't take a press since there is a fair amount of fusible interfacing involved in this project.
- LINING FABRIC: Typically you want to line your jackets with something that will easily slide on and off over other fabrics. Anything a little bit slippery would work. Rayon, silk, a cotton with a tight weave.
- WOVEN INTERFACING: You want the type that looks like fabric (not the papery kind) and is fusible. The papery kind will work in a pinch but it is worth investing in the woven stuff as it will really give your blazer a nicer feel.
- KNIT INTERFACING: This interfacing also looks like fabric but has stretch, it will reinforce the collar and lapel without making them too stiff!
For Chandler Trousers:
- MAIN FABRIC: Linen, Rayon Challis, Crepe, Lawn, Silk Charmeuse, Voile, Double Gauze, Chambray, Tropical Weight Wool (For Fall), Cotton Poplin, Silk Noil
Date & Time: Nine evenings over five weeks-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of nine parts for this workshop.
Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed after you register
Cost: $395, includes 18 hours of instruction via Zoom + lifetime access to workshop recordings. Patterns & materials not included.
Max # of students: 8
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Christine Haynes is a Brooklyn-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer. Christine grew up in Saugatuck, MI, a small beach community on the southwestern coast of Lake Michigan, where the arts were part of her daily life. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the department of Film, Video, and New Media.
Her mother taught her to sew around the age of 10, and it grew from a personal hobby, until it became her main artistic outlet. After selling ready-to-wear garments for many years, Christine turned her focus to teaching others to experience the joy of making clothing for themselves through her patterns, books, and workshops.