Tailoring The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket

Tailoring by Editors of CPi

The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781589236097
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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 than 400 photos, in-depth discussions about products and how to use them. Tailoring offers guidance for every aspect of tailoring a jacket: fitting and pattern alteration, fabrics and tools, interfacings, interlinings, seams and finishes, hand stitches, collars, pressing, topstitching, shaping shoulders, setting in sleeves, sewing pockets, vents, and making perfect buttonholes.

Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781589236097
Illustrations: 400
Size: 8.25 in x 11 in x 0.5 in / 209.55 mm x 279.4 mm x 12.7 mm
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 
Tip & Tools 
Cutting & Marking Tools 
Pressing Equipment 
Tools & Stitches for Handwork 
Before You Sew 
Getting a Good Fit 
Marking 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 
Interlining a Jacket or Coat 
Partially Lined Jackets 
Buttons & Buttonholes 

'An ideal sewing partner for those progressing to this level.'