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Tailoring The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket

ISBN-10: 1589232305
ISBN-13: 9781589232303
Edition: 2005
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Description: The well-tailored jacket, always in style, is one of the most challenging, popular, and satisfying sewing projects. "Tailoring" is the classic guide to the required techniques. Step-by-step instructions and close-up photographs help hobby sewers get  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Quayside
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The well-tailored jacket, always in style, is one of the most challenging, popular, and satisfying sewing projects. "Tailoring" is the classic guide to the required techniques. Step-by-step instructions and close-up photographs help hobby sewers get professional results. "Tailoring" covers all three tailoring methods (custom or hand, machine, and fusible) and the complete process from fabric selection to finishing touches. There are detailed instructions on adjusting the pattern for proper fit, which is critical for good results. Tailoring is all about impeccable details, and "Tailoring" shows how to achieve them, from the roll of the collar to a perfect pocket.

How to Use This Book
Making Selections
The Standards of Tailoring
Selecting a Pattern
Selecting a Tailoring Fabric
Interfacings for Tailoring
Selecting Linings
Special Notions for Tailoring
Tips & Tools
Cutting & Marking Tools
Pressing Equipment
Tools & Stitches for Handwork
Before You Sew
Getting a Good Fit
Making a Test Garment
Preparing the Pattern
Preparing the Fabric
Tailoring Techniques
Constructing the Jacket
Shaping the Undercollar
Shaping the Jacket Front
Shaping the Jacket Back
Tailoring a Notched Collar
Tailoring a Shawl Collar
Tailoring Pockets
Tailoring Sleeves
Tailored Hems
Finishing Techniques
Linings
Interlining a Jacket or Coat
Partially Lined Jackets
Topstitching
Buttons & Buttonholes
Index

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