Worcester, MA

Kennewick Jacket (BYOF) (MDB)
Teacher: Jill McCloy
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Code(s): MDB303X, MDB363X Hands on Workshop
DCU Center
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Session Value: 8
Price Per Session (before discount): $19.00

Learn more about using a serger, including how to get creative with a variety of threads, and have some fun creating a custom garment. You’ll leave with a flattering, easy-to-wear jacket. Finished. You’ll probably wear it out of class!

The Kennewick Jacket you will make is timeless. By design, the back panel is a perfect opportunity for you to showcase a treasured textile, a bit of hand or machine embroidery or a special focal-point fabric. As the jackets in class come together, you’ll discover why this style is so very wearable, and flatters every body type and shape --especially when you use a soft, drapey rayon. You will also discuss and explore how to create multiple garments and styles from a single pattern, each one unique, an artful, versatile, stand-alone wardrobe favorite.

Begin the day with a little trunk show as you plan your garment and complete your personal cutting chart. Then you’ll dig right into creative serging! Learn to balance your stitch for flatlocking with Pearl Crown Rayon, how to create the perfect rolled edge with Sulky rayon -- including a fun tassel embellishment -- and more. Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.


About "More the Day Before"

Immerse yourself in an all-day workshop before the Expo opens. Share in the guidance, artistry, technical advice and inspiration your expert teacher brings to the classroom. 

PLUS...your MDB registration automatically qualifies you for a Value Package, which includes discounted pricing on your MDB class sessions AND any additional Expo class sessions, 3 free General Admission tickets and a free shopping bag!


Classroom opens at 8:30, instruction begins at 9:00, and your fees include a re-energizing lunch to carry you through until 5:00.

In the Juki Serger Studio sponsored by Charlton Sewing Center
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): More the Day Before, Fashion Sewing, Embellishment, Fashion Fit and Construction, Experience the Serger
  • Experience Level:


  • Prerequisite:


  • Advance Prep: Classroom opens at 8:30, instruction begins at 9:00, and your fees include a re-energizing lunch to carry you through until 5:00.
  • Supply List:

    Pencil with eraser; tape measure; Frixion pen or chalk to mark fabric; Fraycheck; large eyed hand sewing needle; yard stick (really); scissors; straight pins; Pearl Crown Rayon or YLI ribbon floss for decorative flatlock on back panel; 30 or 40 wt Sulky rayon thread to match fabric for rolled edge finish. Cone thread in black, white, gray and ecru will be provided in class. If you want a perfect match, bring 2-3 cones to match your fabric.


    Fabric requirements:

    • 2 3/4 to 3 1/2 yards main fabric--something that drapes like rayon or a polyblend-these are slenderizing-stiffer fabrics won't drape and will add pounds
    • 8 x 11 inch upper back accent fabric--doesn't have to drape, can be pre-embroidered with 6 inch wide X 9 inch tall embroidery or use a focus fabric
    • 10 x 11 inch lower back accent
    • 3/8 yd accent fabric for front bands and cuffs
    • 8 x 8 inch scrap for optional back flap insertion--piece to which serger tassel is attached
  • Completion Level:

    Wear your garment home.

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