How difficult is it to sew a jacket?
Sewing a coat requires basic machine sewing skills. Although it may appear to be difficult, most coats have few pattern pieces and are easy to fit because they do not hug close to the body. When selecting a pattern to sew, look for simple sleeves and a plain front. Stay clear of coats with darts or fancy seam lines.
How much ease should a coat have?
In a close fitting jacket, with less than 2 inches of ease, you may not be able lift your arms easily above about 45 degrees. So people who like freedom of movement often prefer 4 inches or more of ease in a jacket. Most casual garments are made with more than minimum ease.
How long does it take to make a blazer?
Overall, expect about 2-4 weeks total when the suit is made locally. For custom suits made overseas, the whole process can take up to 4-8 weeks total. Certain custom suit shops may also offer rush service for a fee.
How much fabric do I need for a blazer?
Sports jacket = 2.0 yards (1.7 meters) for plain cloth or 2.25 yards (2.0 meters) for patterned cloth. Note: Half or quarter lined jackets require a minimum of 2.5 yards (2.3 meters).