Make A Lined Kimono Style Jacket

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Make A Lined Kimono Style Jacket

Begins: Monday 30 September 2019

Ends: Monday 14 October 2019

Session: 3


Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pm

Level: Improvers

Maximum Class Size: 6

This workshop will teach you new skills and reinforce any techniques that you might still be unsure about. Our expert teacher will guide you every step of the way to making your first successful lined jacket.

Level: This class is suitable for confident machine sewers who have some experience with making their own clothes, it is ideal for those who have completed our Intro to Dressmaking or made a couple of garments using patterns and would like to learn how to insert a lining.

In three evening sessions you will make this boxy cropped jacket which is perfect for any season. The Kochi Jacket features optional lining, 3/4 sleeves, drop shoulder, side seam splits, tie front and front patch pockets. If you would prefer to lengthen the sleeves or body then our teacher can show you how by making some adaptations to the paper pattern before you cut your fabric.

Learn and practice new garment construction techniques in a spacious, well equipped studio with people who share your passion for sewing!

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • How to translate commercial patterns and their notations

  • How to use pattern lay plans & straight grain

  • How to mark the fabric (notches, tailor tacks) and prepare to construction

  • How to attach facings & jacket lining for a professional finish

  • Tips of the trade straight from the experts!

  • Fabric Requirements (for standard length):

    Outer & Lining

    Fabric 140cm wide
    All sizes: 1.8m

    Fabric 110cm wide
    All sizes: 2.4m

    Fabric Recommendation: Light to heavy weight woven fabrics, such as linen, double gauze, chambray, cotton lawn, viscose (rayon), poplin, bushed cotton, denim, wool … this style works in almost any fabric, for summer through to winter!

    Tools and refreshments are provided & the pattern is yours to keep.


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion and immediately started her career in the fashion industry after she graduated working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from independent designers to high street suppliers. After having children, she successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently Moyna has been teaching sewing in different schools around London and has been with us now for over 6 years! She is pleased to be combining her years of teaching experience with her extensive knowledge in clothing to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and dressmaking.