Sewing 3: Chanel-style Jacket


27.5 hours




 Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn and applyadvanced tailoring techniques to achieve bespoke fitting and finishing for a Coco Chanel inspired jacket. Choose from two designs for your tailored, fully-lined, collarless jacket. Our industry expert will guide you through the process in our welcoming and state-of-the-art studio in Brunswick.

Course content

  • Preparing the pattern, adjusting it to ensure a perfect fit.
  • Constructing a toile (sample bodice) in calico.
  • Cutting and construction of a ladies collarless jacket, using a commercial pattern (the choice of two designs).
  • Internal structures such as fusing, interfacing applications and shoulder pads.
  • The jacket will be fully-lined and feature pockets (optional), a choice of centre-front fastenings (button closure, zipper or hooks and eyes)
  • Special finishing touches such as fringed trim and braid application (if desired).


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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It is recommended that students have completed the RMIT sewing short courses level 1 and 2, or equivalent, or have sound experience in garment construction using commercial patterns. This course is not suitable for beginners.

Materials supplied

Students will work in our professional sewing studio and have access to all necessary equipment. Calico will be provided to produce a toile (sample garment to check fit prior to cutting jacket fabric) during the first class. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Commercial sewing pattern (details to be advised). Fabric (after discussion in first class). Threads and linings to match. Sewing kit, fabric and paper scissors. Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. The full list of materials you will be required to purchase will be supplied prior to the course commencing.

Suited to

This course is ideal for sewing enthusiasts and students who have already completed the RMIT Sewing short courses level 1 and 2, or equivalent, or those with competent machine sewing skills. It is for students who want to extend their sewing ability to create professionally finished garments of a high standard. A 10% discount is available for all students who have completed any Sewing 2 or 3 level at RMIT. Please ensure that you call 9925 8111 and have your client number ready for the staff.


Students will learn to apply fundamental tailoring techniques to achieve bespoke fitting and finishing, consider and select appropriate fabric applications to enhance a garment’s design. They will apply both machine and hand-worked stitching.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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