Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit

Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit by David Coffin

The Ultimate Guide to Fit, Style, and Construction from Collared and Cuffed to Blouses and Tunics

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781589239524
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$27.99 / £17.99
Do you enjoy sewing your own shirts and blouses, but struggle with getting the right fit? In Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit, author, teacher, and renowned shirt-sewing expert David Page Coffin shows how you can easily transform the printed, multi-sized patterns included with the book (as well as patterns you already have) into three different customized basic shirt silhouettes--a loose fit, a trim fit, and a close fit--for both men and women.

Learn about shirts' unique fitting challenges, how to measure for each silhouette, and how to solve fit issues for all sorts of body shapes, including plus-size and athletic figures. Using his couture-inspired draping methods on both standard and custom-shaped body forms (which he also shows you how to make), David demonstrates how to adjust seams and armholes and add darts to achieve the right fit for each silhouette.

Get inspired by the four distinctive, original step-by-step shirt design and construction projects that show a variety of classic and contemporary shirt and shirtdress styles you can make with the included patterns. Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit will give you the skills you need to get the right fit every time!

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.

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781589239524
Illustrations: 250 color photos and illustrations
Size: 7.48 in x 9.69 in / 189.99 mm x 246.13 mm