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Jackets for Real People Tailoring Made Easy

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ISBN-10: 0935278664

ISBN-13: 9780935278668

Edition: 4th 2006

Authors: Marta Alto, Susan Neall, Pati Palmer

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This new edition of a popular tailoring guide is double in size, adds color photography, and features new and speedier techniques that embrace fusible interfacing and an all-machine-sewn lining technique used in ready-to-wear. More than 700 photos and illustrations accompany instructions detailed enough to allow a beginner who has never taken a sewing class to glide through chapters on patterns and fabrics, proper cutting and marking, methods for pressing and seam finishing, and how-tos that ensure a perfect fit. The choice and tailoring of collars, buttonholes, pockets, and mitered back vents are shown to create individuality and flair, while special sections provide information about…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palmer-Pletsch Associates
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Marta Alto is a teacher, writer, and researcher at Palmer/Pletsch, the author of 2"1st Century Sewing," and the coauthor of "The Serger Idea Book" and "Sewing Ultrasuede," Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company, and a coauthor of "Sewing with Sergers," They are the coauthors of "Fit for Real People," "Jackets for Real People," and "Pants for Real People." They both live in Portland, Oregon.

About the Authors
About Sewing Jackets
A Little History
What Makes it Tailored?
Custom Tailoring Methods
Today's Easier Tailoring Methods
Why Learn Tailoring Techniques?
Optimize Time, Sew an Outfit!
Pattern Selection
Select a Pattern with Good Lines for You!
Choose an Attractive Jacket Length
Easiest to Most Difficult Styles, Shapes and Details to Sew
Choose an Easy Fabric
Sewing and Shaping Tips for Fashion Fabrics
Organize your Stash
Fashion Fabric Care Guide
Seam Finishes
Shaping Fabrics
The Critical Issue: Interfacing
Where to Interface
Fusibles vs. Sew-ins
How to Choose a Fusible Interfacing
Sew-In Interfacings
Preshrinking and Care of Shaping Fabrics
Common Questions About Fusibles
Great Notions for Jacket Sewing
Cutting and Marking Tools
Sewing Tools
Pressing and Seam Finishes
Pressing Equipment
How to Press
Pressing Darts
Pressing Seams
Pressing Edges
Make Sure It Will Fit
Pattern Size
How to Fit a Pattern
Tissue-fitting and Common Alterations
Fitting as You Sew
Fitting Jackets on Real People
Cutting, Marking, and Interfacing
Why a Bias Undercollar?
Change Collar Grain Line
Straighten Fabric Grainline
How to Test Fabrics for Shrinkage
Cutting Layout
Snip Marking
Cutting Lining Without a Pattern
Cutting, Fusing, and Marking Interfacing
Jacket Front
Tape the Roll Line
Sew and Press Darts and Seams
Patch Pockets
Double-Welt Pockets
Pocket Flaps
Back and Under Collar
Back Stay Interfacing
Sew Back to Front
Under Collar
Sleeves, Shoulder Pads, and Chest Shaping
One-piece VS Two-piece sleeves
Easy Mitered Vent
Setting in Sleeves
Two Methods
Sleeve Heads
Sleeve Fit
Shoulder Pads
Chest Pieces
Facing, Upper Collar, Lining, and Hems
Upper Collar
The Dot
Sewing and Pressing the Outside Seam
Hems and Jump Hems
Bagging a Lining
That "Tricky" Little Front Bit
An Overview of Bagging
The Important Reminders
The Hem Dot
Bag the Lining
Finish the Sleeve Hem
Do As We Say, Not As We Do
Tips for Machine Buttonholes
Sewing on Buttons
Bound Buttonholes, Three Methods
Triangular Buttonholes
More Pockets
Creative Pocket Ideas
Easy Mitered Back Vent
Back Vent
Goof-proof Back Vent in a Lining
Finishing the Back Vent
Finishing Touches
Bias Strips
Decorative Seams & Edge Finishes
Pocket Lining as Hanky
Tips That Will Improve All of Your Sewing
Perfect Princess Seams
Sew With Stable Side on Top
Patience and Memory Savers
Two Left Sleeves?
Plaids and Stripes
Men's Jackets
Differences from Women's Tailoring
Front Chest Piece
Other Products from Palmer/Pletsch