There are going to be 4 (5 counting my husband who had to model his jacket last night) very happy gentlemen at the end of this section they will be the lucky recipients of a brand new, bespoke tailored suit complete with an extra pair of pants - one flat front and one with pleated front!
Next week the class will continue with the draft and have a mock up ready for the fitting in class 3 either at the beginning of class or at the end of the class but we will definitely be cutting fabric and lining by class 4.
The pleated pants are the ones that will be created in class because it`s a new skill that needs to be learned, the flat front pants are like any other pants you have created in the past so they can be created at home even after the class if necessary. The pants will have ½ lining on the front only (to the knee).
Here is your shopping list:
- For a jacket with 2 pants you will need two lengths (from the outseam to the hem) for the pants and 2 metres for the jacket; this is being generous to allow for do-overs if necessary! If you like you can use a tweed and make the pants in another fabric to have a sport coat and matching pants.....
- Tailors pride; get as much as you can afford during a ½ off sale! Minimum 2 metres or 2 lengths of the jacket front, it is very narrow
- Weft fusible interfacing – again as much as you can afford during a ½ off sale or 1.5 metres
- Lining – 2.5 metres or more to allow for the jacket and half the pants
- Broadcloth for the pockets – colour doesn’t really matter, 1 metre will do so you may have this in your stash already
- Buttons for the jacket front as well as a smaller size for the sleeves
- Zipper for the pants
- Pants hook and eyes
- Non-slip waistband liner – enough to go around the waist plus 20 cm
- Bamboo for the front stay even .3 to .5 metre will do – I think you may have some of this left over from the blazer anyway.....
So now I have to finish my husband's pants so he can model the whole suit, better get to work!
Have a great day, can't tell you how proud I am of this talented group of ladies!