Sew a French Cardigan Jacket

Sew a French Cardigan Jacket with 3 Collar Options

Term 2 – 23 April to 7 July 2018
Term 3 – 16 July to 29 September 2018
Term 4 – 8 October to 22 December 2018

Mid-term enrolments may be available. Please contact the college for further information.

Course Session Times

This course runs for 3.5 hours per week for 11 weeks for a total of 38.5 hours.

Sessions are run on:
Wednesday afternoons – 12.30pm to 4pm
Wednesday evenings – 6pm to 9.30pm

Course Summary

Sew a sophisticated and stunning boucle cardigan jacket using either fused interlining or quilted couture sewing techniques. Students bring a jacket calico test garment (“toile”) to class made from a commercial pattern. The toile is fitted and the pattern adapted for use with the desired interlinings, linings and trims. Students may change the cardigan style to include a convertible collar or mandarin collar and will receive instruction in class to enable the pattern to be changed as required.

On enrolment students receive information concerning suitable patterns, and where to source suitable materials.

Students may return for a second term if they do not finish their garment in the first term or would like to compete a matching skirt for the jacket.

Course Content

This course includes:

  • Discuss the technical aspects of fit, the interlining techniques and finishes used on a cardigan jacket
  • Plan the students particular design project
  • Receive a personal fitting of the jacket toile by our qualified design staff and refine the pattern for personal fit
  • Adjust the collar pattern if required
  • Assess the fabric and backing fabrics and plan the layout, cutting and sewing of the jacket fabric, interlinings, and linings as applicable
  • Plan the sleeve finishes as applicable
  • Mark fabrics, match patterns as appropriate and cut out jacket
  • Underline jacket
  • Sew pocket finishes
  • Sew jacket to fitting stage and refit the garment
  • Set sleeves
  • Sew buttonholes
  • Create and attach trims

Fine wool and cotton fabrics are available for order from the college and these options will be made available to students during the first session.

Skill Level

The course suits intermediate sewers. There is a maximum of 8 students per session, so all students have the opportunity to receive individual attention and progress at their own pace.

Course Fees

$770 (38.5 hours of tuition) 

For more information on this course, please contact our college.