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Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 proc ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Creative Publishing international
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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
Jun 07, 2009 Vivienne rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.

Apr 11, 2009 Dei rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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.
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.
Excellent, well put together tailoring resource.
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