Brand new and exciting virtual workshop on jackets coats and vests, done in collaboration with David Coffin...he did all the photography, videos, techno-wizardry, formatting and organizing. The CD format is better than a book?more photos, really cool audio and video, and very visually appealing.
Information on the CD covers everything I use in my own jackets coats and vests, a lifetime of study and experience. NOT about old fashioned hand tailoring (though this forms the foundation), no hand pad stitching. These are more contemporary design principles and techniques I use today in my own work, in the garments I use for Vogue patterns and in the pieces I make for myself. . For those of you who have listened to my lecture-demos, taken one of my workshops (or wanted to), it is like being right next to me in the studio, explaining the process including tips for heading off trouble. The CD puts it all into an easy-to use and understand package that you can watch and rewatch as often as you like.
'Each jacket I make is one of a kind, and my favorite way to sew is to start with some aspect I love. Sometimes it is the fabric, sometimes it is the pattern or a detail or a color or a need in my wardrobe. Could be as basic as needing a raincoat or in response to designing a new Vogue pattern. This CD puts the information in your hands so you can make your own jacket renditions. I hope you enjoy this creative process as much as I do!'
Marcy has been making jackets, designing jacket patterns for Vogue, writing about jackets, and teaching workshops on fit, design and construction for nearly 30 years. "I love making a jacket or vest, and am energized by figuring out better/easier and more fun ways to make them. Jackets and vests are a favorite blank canvas, I always have at least one or two in the works. This CD-Rom is the result of many years experimentation and refining simple ways to head off trouble when making a jacket, coat or vest."
This information packed CD-Rom is like having Marcy with you in your own sewing studio, a private tutorial that will get you inspired to make your own distinctive jackets, vests and coats.
There video segments, (nearly 1 1/2 hours in 20 minute segments) on fit, construction and design details and an inspiring gallery with a close up look at Marcy's hand made jackets and coats and others from her international collection. Also included is an extensive list of fabric and other resources complete with with hotlinks, a slide show and informative handouts you can print out.
'Times, fashion and life bring changes and even though I haven?t made a hand tailored jacket in years, I still love to make jackets, coats and vests. The jackets I make now are lighter, use less interfacing and more creative construction, and are frequently unlined.'
Click on the arrow to see 2 preview video clips from the CD