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I’m such a sucker for quick and easy projects, but every now and then I feel the need to make something that really challenges my sewing skills and forces me to slow down and appreciate the fine details. This year I’m making my own winter coat for the first time, and even though it’s taking me months (mostly because I only have the patience to do a few steps at a time around my quick projects!), I hope that at the end of it I’ll have something I can be proud of.

So I’m incredibly happy that the Spanish professional Couturier and Tailor Paco Peralta has decided to share his methods and secrets to creating the perfect tailored jacket, especially how to get those tricky lapel corners! You can read his original Spanish version here or the Portuguese and English translations on Tany’s site (who’s an impressive sewer herself!).

While I may not be prepared for all that intricate padstitching this time around, it’s great to learn about the truly awesome skill and patience that goes into professional garments, especially as the weather cools for us in the Northern hemisphere and we start looking to wear more jackets and coats.


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    Jan 5, 2017, 10.33 AMby lucinamaoka1969

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    Sep 22, 2008, 09.13 AMby marmota-b

    Oh, thank you very much for this! I don’t have time to go through it now, but I’m sure it will make me much less scared of cutting into my lovely jacket material if I know how to do it properly. :-)

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    Sep 19, 2008, 09.11 PMby the-gilded-bee

    All I can say is that this is an awesome tutorial! I have had materials sitting around waiting to be made into a jacket/blazer, but have put it off due to time constraints/avoiding a “big” project. However I think this is enough to inspire me to kick it in gear and get sewing. Thanks so much squirrellypoo for posting this one.

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