Sew a Rye Jacket with Vicki Halliday
Time & Location
About the Event
Sew yourself an unlined spring jacket in this special workshop set over a Friday evening & the following Saturday. With Vicki’s support, you’ll learn loads of great techniques like sewing a collar, facings, patch pockets, understitching & buttonholes.
The Rye Jacket pattern by Sussex Seamstress is perfect for the changing seasons & can be made in any mid-weight fabric like denim, heavy linens, wool & wool blends & upholstery fabrics - great for repurposing your old curtains. You’ll need around 2m of fabric depending on your size & pattern placement. The pattern size ranges from UK 8 to 30 with corresponding bust size 33” to 55”. See more info about the pattern on the Sussex Seamstress website. LINK https://www.sussexseamstress.com/patterns/p/rye-jacket-paper-pattern
The workshop includes a paper copy of the pattern for you to use & keep, as well as all required equipment. You need to provide fabric, matching thread & buttons. Have a browse around the shop, we sell all these things!
On the Friday evening we’ll use your measurements to cut out the pattern & fabric. Then on the Saturday, you’ll sew up your jacket. The workshop is for only 3 people & Vicki will be supporting you at every stage so that you can build on your skills & finish a beautiful jacket to wear home.
This workshop is especially suited to sewists who have sewn at least a couple of items before, who are comfortable with sewing accurate seamlines. Relative beginners can certainly succeed, feel free to discuss with us before you book if you have any questions.
The pattern used in this workshop is designed for female bodies. If you would like to use a different pattern, please drop us a line to discuss, we want to help all bodies feel great in their handmade wardrobe.
2 hours 30 minutes
Friday Evening - January 28th
6 hours 30 minutes
Saturday Daytime - January 29th