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Why make a shirt? Because, with the skills you'll learn in Shirtmaking, you can create elegant, custom-fit garments for a woman or man that look like the best money can buy. Includes full-scale patterns for collars, cuffs, plackets, and pockets, and complete instructions for developing custom-fit shirt patterns.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Taunton Press
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Emily
Sep 07, 2010 Emily rated it really liked it
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A fantastic little primer on (mostly) mens shirts. The author guides you through getting started, fitting a pattern, construction and sewing in an orderly and logical way. As I read through, all the questions that arose in my mind were answered within the next few pages so my reaction throughout the book went something like: "Yeah but then how...." (flip, flip) "Oh! Got it." I like that in a sewing book.

My only nit to pick was his pushing of specialty feet for machines. Those bad boys are not ch
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Diane
Sep 18, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing
Simple, straightforward and easy to follow instructions to set my sewing apart from just "average". Best of all, the book is written with men's shirts in mind; so often an afterthought in most publications. Also, the author's confession that making one's own shirts is not an exercise in efficiency nor frugality - rather it's the ability to make something FIT hit home. I suspect he also brews his own beer.

I'm looking forward to putting the techniques to the test and, hopefully, never buying anoth
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Eqotu Nobobeme
Aug 14, 2012 Eqotu Nobobeme rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lots of techniques and instructions to take basic shirt making to a much higher level. Coffin goes far beyound the pattern companies to show the user how to adapt to differences in body and posture to create 'expensive' shirts most anyone would be proud to wear.
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wonderful book and great resource. I refer to it often
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Also the companion video.
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