Shorten a Jacket Collar

How to remove, recut and reset half of a jacket collar to narrow the shoulders through the center back seam

Shorten a Jacket Collar is an alterations tailoring technique taught in tailoring trade schools in Seattle and elsewhere from the 1930's through the 80's. I attended one of these schools at the end of an era and thus had the opportunity to learn from an alterations tailoring master who in turn had learned from a master tailor before him. 

As opportunities to learn the traditional ways to alter men's suits dwindle I decided it was time to act to keep the information alive. This is why I am bringing this education to you just as I learned it from Al Kirchner in the 80's who in turn had learned it from Stanley Hostek the decade before.

The Shorten the Jacket Collar course includes a 23-page fully-illustrated eBook I reiterated and illustrated with my own photos based on the time-honored techniques.  Print the book and take it to the sewing machine with you after viewing the narrated presentation videos inside the course.

There is a discussion list within the course. Ask questions there or email joyce@SCCandA.com.  Your comments are welcome.

Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to be your guide through these materials. It is an honor to teach you and to play a role in continuing a legacy too great to let fade away.

Your instructor,

Joyce Simons Murphy


What's included?

11 Multimedia
1 Text
12 PDFs

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