Goldmine – Atelier Saison blazer videos

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This is an incredible video series from Atelier Saison on sewing a lined structured jacket.

I’m making my first Republique du Chiffon Manteau Gerard, which is typically lined. It’s been a while since I sewed a lined jacket, so I went looking on YouTube for a refresher course. Wow. This 6-part series from Atelier Saison is simply stunning. From laying out fabrics, cutting them, jacket assembly, and finishing, it’s all covered. And I find that watching someone do it is a lot more helpful than reading a tutorial. I love that ‘pause’ button…

The topic is a beautiful classic woman’s jacket/blazer.

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This garment done in wool flannel with a very sheer fusible interfacing and ‘posh-like’ lining. The journey is fascinating. I learned so much! I’ve watched each session several times, checkpointing my own jacket construction and simply taking it all in. I was captivate by all the Technique, fabric manipulation, seam management, sequence of construction, and small steps that differentiate the end garment from something well-made to something beautifully made. Couture.

I would have been happy with the videos. But Atelier Saison takes it a step further and offers the pattern for free as a PDF download. This link includes info and links to each part of the series, as well as the download.

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The videos have no audio dialogue, but are captioned in both Japanese and English. They are very easy to understand and navigate. Bonus – each video includes a list of topics covered, in English.

E.g., Part 2: “Adjust cutting, Stick stay tape, Sew the lining”

  • Stick stay tape on front bodice
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  • Fold crease line on lapel
  • Stick stay tape on back bodice
  • Plain seam under collar and collar stand
  • Plain seam upper collar and collar stand
  • Seam opening upper collar and collar stand
  • Top-stitch (seam opening) upper collar and collar stand
  • Top-stitch (overlapped seam) under collar and collar stand
  • Plain seam upper and under collar
  • Cut seam allowance and Grading it
  • Seam opening the collar and turn it out
  • Plain seam front bodice and facing
  • Attach the collar to the lining bodice
  • Attach the collar to the main bodice
  • Cut & Slash the seam allowance of the edge of front and lapel, and collar
  • Staystitch the edge of front curve
  • Seam opening and overlapped seam the collar
  • Seam opening the edge of front lapel
  • Make the pattern of the part of curve
  • Press the edge of front curve
  • Turn the facing out and Press
  • Hand blind stitch the neckline
  • Hand blind stitch the lapel crease line

Hope you enjoy (and many thanks to Atelier Saison for a real gem). Coco

12 thoughts on “Goldmine – Atelier Saison blazer videos

  1. This series is far above my pay grade at the moment, however I hope to get there someday. I haven’t watched the entire set of videos yet due to time limitations, but they are incredibly detailed and well done. Such a find on the internet -thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. Thank you for this information. I want to ask you, Coco, about the very light grey type set you use in your blog. My eyes are getting older and find this a stretch to read. I’ve noticed this is the trend and has been so for a few years now throughout the computer/blog world. I love a clear, black type, but I bet I’m in the minority. I love your blog and will continue to read it. What I can do is copy your information and when I print it, I can change to a black color of print.

    As for the blazer construction, I’m going to Baltimore this October and work with Susan Khalje and make the French Jacket. I can hardly wait so I understand your excitement to make a couture jacket and learn all the latest techniques, materials, etc. I know what you make will be wonderful. THANK YOU!

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      1. That’s very interesting, I had no idea it was a controlled plan to that extent. Yes, I will hang in there because you always have a very interesting blog, I like what you make and how you write about it. So I’m good to go! 🙂 THANKS

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