The Paxton Jacket Workshop with Aneka Truman


This course runs five consecutive days beginning Saturday, June 15, finishing on Wednesday, June 19. The schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Monday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 19: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Make a Paxton Jacket and learn firsthand how to speed tailor a professional looking garment. The Paxton Jacket can be made in your choice of leather or fabric; complete kits will be available to purchase prior to the course (details coming soon.)

Please note: The Paxton Jacket Pattern goes up to a size 16. A plus size pattern is being planned, but not available at this time.


The jacket is speed tailored using top-quality professional interfacing, with the addition of shoulder pads and sleeve heads. The jacket is fully lined and is constructed with a bagged lining technique. You will learn how to sew a notched collar, attach a front zip fastening, introduce zip fastened welt pockets and zip fastened gussets on the sleeve cuffs.

During the course, you will learn to understand the concept of speed tailoring and how you can apply these techniques to future garments. The pattern is designed to be constructed from leather and therefore the jacket can be sewn without any hand-sewing; however, hand-sewing techniques may be adopted should individuals prefer.

It is necessary to have previous sewing and dressmaking experience. To make the most out of the course we recommend that students fit a sample garment prior to the course start date.


Students will receive a FREE copy of the Paxton Jacket pattern with the course. Supplies will be purchased separately, and kits will be available at a later date.

Students need to bring a sewing machine, course supplies and lunch each day of the course.

Skill Level: Intermediate



Make a Paxton Jacket and learn firsthand how to speed tailor a professional looking garment.

Additional information


Tampa – Five sessions beginning Saturday 06/15/2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM