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Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket

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"Tailoring "is the complete photo guide to sewing jackets and coats. Written by sewing professionals, this book teaches the trusted, proven methods for sewing tailored jackets with impeccable details and perfect fit. Written for the intermediate sewer who wants to move on to more challenging projects, this book ensures success with detailed, step-by-step instructions, more ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Creative Publishing International (first published August 1st 2005)
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Tsedai
Oct 12, 2013 Tsedai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sewing
I actually got this book quite recently, so I haven't used it as a reference for my other sewing projects. I was quite excited to get a new sewing book and as I was inspired by my in-progress jacket projects I read through it quite quickly. Tailoring focuses completely on sewing a tailored jacket, so it isn't a great general sewing book, but it does do a nice job of considering the many options available for creating a tailored jacket. It covers custom (aka hand sewing), machine, and fusible tec ...more
Vivienne
Jun 07, 2009 Vivienne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sewers
Recommended to Vivienne by: Librarian
Shelves: non-fiction
Tailoring covers methods of jacket construction almost from the big bang. The required notions, choosing fabrics and interfacing and construction steps are all documented with concise text and photographs. The book covers traditional bespoke techniques and also the faster ways with modern materials.

I've found the "Tailored Hems" and method for lining a back vent very useful techniques for dress and skirts too.

The photos are a bit dated but that doesn't detract from the wealth of information.

The
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Гергана
Oct 10, 2016 Гергана rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sewing
Amazing book. It has been reprinted many times, which is good - too many good sewing books are out of print, with high prices on ebay.
The book is very detailed, with a lot of beautiful photos and explanations. It covers all important topics of sewing a jacket (or a coat) like interfacing, interlining, also pressing and so on.
For me, most valuable parts are step by step instructions (precious for patterns with lack of instructions, like Burda or Lutterloh book from 1955) and the section for add
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Dei
Apr 11, 2009 Dei rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any sewing enthusiast
This book is a must have for your sewing library. Having recently completed a lengthy and very involved coat project, this was my tailoring bible. I referred to it continuously through out the sewing process, having read it literally from cover to cover which is easy due to the excellent photography and straightforward and concise writing. It begins with the tailoring basics, fabric selection, hand-sewing techniques and proceeds from there. It is the attention to details that culminates in a fin ...more
Jane
Apr 27, 2012 Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I should really buy this instead of checking it out of the library constantly. Maybe I'll start my jacket one of these days!

ETA: Now that I'm 3/4 of the way through tailoring my first outwear (Simplicity 5669 cape), this book is even more helpful than I first thought. I have referred to it constantly through pressing, padstitching, clipping and trimming, and now hemming the body of my cape. I'm guessing I'll be leaning on it as much while I line - along with the Guide to Sewing Linings.
Katherine Beard
Nov 16, 2016 Katherine Beard rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Boring but informative! For a newb to this type of tailoring such as myself, anyway.
Lissibith
Jun 03, 2012 Lissibith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Fantastic book for people who aren't that used to the more advanced sewing techniques. A ton of pictures detailing several different methods make this a really easy to follow and helpful guide.
Katie
Aug 24, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sewing
Excellent, well put together tailoring resource.
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