Monday, August 11, 2014

A Tutorial For You!!

This is my first tutorial, so I hope you like it! This is a video showing the step by step techniques in creating the Tower Placket for the Classic Tailored Shirt.   Long awaited, now you've got it.  This is being brought to you by me and my little sis Pat....thank you Pat!! 

Tower Placket Tutorial

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quilted Jacket: Eye Candy!

I wanted you to see Lorraine M.'s beautifully made jacket. It is the same jacket she made in Tailoring Boot Camp (Nancy Erickson's #1945). However, this time she used Mary Ray's channel quilting techniques. The fabrics she used were: soft, brushed polyester (from her stash), Posh (polyester) lining from JoAnn's Fabrics, Thai Silk for the collar and lapels. As you can see, there are some great quality polyester fabrics around! She used Hobbs Heirloom batting (100% wool) between the layers and then channel quilted the sections. The end result is a tailored jacket that is soft, crushable, and packable (as Lorraine describes it). No worries of wrinkles when you get to your final destination!

Thanks, Lorraine for providing these pictures, so that I can share them with all of you.

Please contact my friend Mary Ray for info on her workshops, so that you can learn her wonderful techniques. Mary is a contributing editor for Threads, Craft Stylish, and teaches in the Fashion Design Program at Allegheny State College in Boone, NC. Her website is: