12 Week Course // Every Tuesday, 10am-1pm // Cost: £300 (includes pattern) // Instructor: Cassandra Belanger
About This Course
As September rolls on and the blistering Scottish Summer comes to a close, it might be time for another layer or two. In this 12-week course, Stitchery Founder, Cassandra Belanger, will be guiding you through some intermediate to advanced techniques to make your very own seasonal jacket or coat.
Topics covered will include inserting a separating zipper, patch & welt pockets, setting in sleeves, attached a hood or collar, inserting lining, and a variety of hand-stitching techniques. Students will be introduced to basic tailoring techniques and each benefit from a 20 minute on-to-one fitting session with Cassandra.
As the base pattern for your jacket/coat, you can work from either the Cascade Duffel Coat by Grainline (for a women's garment) or the Albion Duffel Coat by Colette (for a men's garment). If you're not the biggest fan of duffel coats, don't worry: these are very versatile patterns than easily be made up into different styles. The gallery below shows some examples, including some illustrations that we've drawn up and some adaptations by online bloggers. If you wish to discuss possible styling options before signing up, please get in touch.
Note: This course is intended for those with prior sewing experience. We recommend having completed our Intermediate Dressmaking course or equivalent (previously called Dressmaking & Design). If you'd really like to take the course, but you're not sure if your skills are up to par yet, please get in touch to discuss.
Payment Plans: If your would love to take this course, but the price tag is a little too much for one payment, please get in touch to discuss payment options.
Booking Your Place
To book your place on this course, please use our online booking system below. You can pay a deposit or, if you prefer, pay the full course amount.
You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card. NOTE: You DO NOT need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks like this.
Choosing a Pattern to Make
When you come to make a booking, the online booking system will ask you to select your base pattern for the course. Simply select your preferred option so that we can order your pattern in advance. If you wish to discuss styling options before selecting your pattern, then feel free to give us a phone before booking.
If you have any questions please have a look at our FAQs page. We also recommend reading the relevant page on our Student Resource Page, where you can find useful insights on the course structure and what supplies you'll need to bring to class (Note: If you don't see your course info up yet, don't panic, we'll have it up with enough time to get your supplies together before the course starts).
If you don't find your answer in either of these places, then please feel free to contact us.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Because of the popularity of our courses and the limited number of spaces available, we've now introduced a Cancellation & Refund Policy. The main aim of this is to make it fairer on those people who have signed up to the waiting list and to try and reduce last minute cancellations. Please familiarise yourself with this policy (below) before booking on this course.
All of our courses and workshops require a Deposit to book your place. The cost of the Deposit may vary, but it will be stated on the online course literature or booking page. Please note that the Deposit is completely non-refundable. If you pay the full course fee at the time of booking, the Deposit portion of that fee is retained as your non-refundable deposit.
Cancellation & Course Fees Refund
If you cancel your booking 14 or more full days before the start date of your course or workshop, you will be refunded the balance of your fees. This is equivalent to your full course fees minus your non-refundable Deposit.
If you cancel within 14 days of the start date of the course/workshop, a refund will only be issued if a replacement student can be found to take your place.
If you decide to cancel your place once the course has started, a refund is not guaranteed. In this situation we shall review the circumstances of the cancellation before deciding on appropriate solution.