The Shirtmaking Workbook

The Shirtmaking Workbook by David Coffin and David Coffin

Pattern, Design, and Construction Resources - More than 100 Pattern Downloads for Collars, Cuffs & Plackets

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Format: Trade Paperback , 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781589238268
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So you've made a basic shirt or two and you are looking for more options and directions... Well, you are in luck! David Page Coffin, author of Shirtmaking, a complete guide to the dress shirt, is back to help you with an amazing collection of custom detail patterns and ideas for men's and women's sport, knit, dress, and even simple coat and jacket shirt styles!

Inside you'll find helpful guides to drafting or draping a custom pattern, copying or converting a favorite pattern or garment into a more basic pattern ready for customizing to your heart's content, mastering four different placket types so you can use these classic structures in ways you never imagined, understanding and reinventing most any sort of shirt and coat collar type in common use, along with how to construct them all, whether you want a couture creation or a workshop coverall.

You'll get an introduction to digital pattern-making and alteration, a close-up and thorough look inside a closetful of classic shirt-type garments, explore a host of pocket and cuff options and have access to dozens of full-size detail and even full garment patterns for printing and customizing.

And, of course, you'll learn how to finally turn those collar points all the way out like you've always wanted. The Shirtmaking Workbook includes extensive lists and links to further reading, supplies, and references to help make your custom shirtmaking easier and more masterful. With this unique and comprehensive workbook by your side, you'll never wonder how to make THAT shirt again.

David Page Coffin’s career as a sewing expert, teacher, and writer began with a self-published how-to book about making custom shirts, which became a bestseller and led to an 18-year editor’s post at Threads magazine, where both his sewing and publishing skills found a worldwide audience. Coffin is also the author/creator of the authoritative and bestselling sewing books Making Trousers for Men & Women and The Shirtmaking Workbook, hundreds of sewing articles, two Craftsy classes, and YouTube videos with hundreds of thousands of views. He has taught workshops throughout the United States and Canada and in the UK, appeared on nationally syndicated sewing shows, and been a featured host on various sewing bulletin boards and websites. He lives in Brookings, Oregon, with his wife Ellen. www.shirtmakingwithdpc.com

Format: Trade Paperback , 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781589238268
Illustrations: 250 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 10 in / 216 mm x 254 mm
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"...in the online sewing world, sometimes it feels like there's a scarcity of books that aren't aimed at beginners, so it was really refreshing to find a book that...would be inspiring to newbies and advanced sewers alike (and super inspiring to shirt geeks like me)!" - Sonja of Gingermakes.com

"...in the online sewing world, sometimes it feels like there's a scarcity of books that aren't aimed at beginners, so it was really refreshing to find a book that...would be inspiring to newbies and advanced sewers alike (and super inspiring to shirt geeks like me)!" - Sonja of Gingermakes.com

"...an immersion course in design, with a particularly in-depth look at collars...David doesn't tell you how to sew a shirt from start to finish; you can buy a pattern to do that. But if you start with a pattern and apply his design inspirations, you'll soon be a shirt geek, too." - American Sewing Guild Notions magazine

"...an immersion course in design, with a particularly in-depth look at collars...David doesn't tell you how to sew a shirt from start to finish; you can buy a pattern to do that. But if you start with a pattern and apply his design inspirations, you'll soon be a shirt geek, too." - American Sewing Guild Notions magazine

"...an immersion course in design, with a particularly in-depth look at collars...David doesn't tell you how to sew a shirt from start to finish; you can buy a pattern to do that. But if you start with a pattern and apply his design inspirations, you'll soon be a shirt geek, too - American Sewing Guild Notions magazine

"...in the online sewing world, sometimes it feels like there's a scarcity of books that aren't aimed at beginners, so it was really refreshing to find a book that...would be inspiring to newbies and advanced sewers alike (and super inspiring to shirt geeks like me) - Sonja of Gingermakes.com

"The Shirtmaking Workbook by David Page Coffin (Creative Publishing international, 2015) is a 176-page guide to constructing distinctive men's and women's shirts, from classic workaday to runway-worthy options - Threads magazine

"...an immersion course in design, with a particularly in-depth look at collars...David doesn't tell you how to sew a shirt from start to finish; you can buy a pattern to do that. But if you start with a pattern and apply his design inspirations, you'll soon be a shirt geek, too - American Sewing Guild Notions magazine

"...in the online sewing world, sometimes it feels like there's a scarcity of books that aren't aimed at beginners, so it was really refreshing to find a book that...would be inspiring to newbies and advanced sewers alike (and super inspiring to shirt geeks like me) - Sonja of Gingermakes.com

"The Shirtmaking Workbook by David Page Coffin (Creative Publishing international, 2015) is a 176-page guide to constructing distinctive men's and women's shirts, from classic workaday to runway-worthy options - Threads magazine