Shorten a Jacket Collar is based on information that was taught in tailoring trade schools in Seattle and elsewhere from the 1930's through the 80's. It is an alterations tailoring technique that was once passed on from father to son. And now with training opportunities for alteration tailors so close to non-existent I decided it was time to act to keep the information alive. This is why I built this course. This training is accessible to anyone from anywhere with an internet connection.
The Shorten the Jacket Collar course includes a 23-page fully-illustrated eBook. Print the book and take it to the sewing machine with you after viewing the 12 presentation videos that bring the book to life. See column on left for a list of the lessons (i.e. chapters) in Shorten the Collar.
There is a discussion list within the course, and plans for interactive learning, tests and homework review are being considered. Let me know what you think. Your needs as a student will guide the steps SCCandA takes to continually improve this and future courses.
Joyce Simons Murphy
About the instructor
In 2002 Joyce Murphy built a successful system for fitting women's pants and then she took it on the road teaching it and improving it over the next decade before publishing Building the Custom Pants Block in 2012.
Joyce says, "The time is right to revise the Building the Custom Pants Block text as I teach it. Students who sign up today will have the opportunity to take part in this continuous improvement process. Most everything included in the text will be updated and transferred over into the new edition. Presentation Videos (PVs) will be added to bring the written materials to life."
Joyce also built a system for pricing alterations called SNAP Tools. See the free user's guide course for details on where to buy it and how to use it.