Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Tailoring: A Complete Course on Making a Professional Suit

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A classically tailored suit never goes out of style, nor do the skills and techniques used in crafting one. This complete course on tailoring will become a trusted reference in any sewing library.

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Overview

A classically tailored suit never goes out of style, nor do the skills and techniques used in crafting one. This complete course on tailoring will become a trusted reference in any sewing library.

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Not for the outright beginner, these books provide in-depth instruction on creating classic wardrobe basics and professional clothing for both men and women. Readers learn how to select patterns that fit their body shape and measurements, choose fabrics, and construct seams, cuffs, collars, and waistbands.

It's not very often we find books which explain how to make garments for the men in our lives but this book gives comprehensive instruction on how to make perfect fitted tailored suits for both man and women. An essential reference book, it guides you through the process of making classically tailored suits. The first chapter contains essential advice on choosing the correct fabric, which often causes dilemmas before the sewing is even started - before explaining the tools and techniques required to produce professional results.
Making pattern adjustments is also comprehensively covered and construction instructions and finishing techniques are detailed and extensively backed up with lots of clear diagrams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235113
  • Publisher: Design Originals
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 789,415
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Fox Chapel Publishing publishes books, magazines, patterns, and videos for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. We inspire and inform readers who enjoy a variety of crafts and hobbies, including woodworking, arts and crafts, home & garden, outdoor projects, cooking and much more. Our greatest joy comes from working with talented craftspeople to make their designs and techniques available for everyone who shares the love of creating things by hand. We publish two magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and have over 1000 backlist titles including Design Originals, Heliconia Press, and Plain White Press imprints.

Peg Couch is an amateur seamstress and Editorial Director at Fox Chapel Publishing. She served as the style editor for Tree Craft and the editor for the Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Basics
*Tools and equipment
*Selecting and Preparing Fabrics
*Hand stitches for tailoring
*Understanding patterns
*Laying out, cutting and marking
Chapter 2: Women's Suit
*Fitting jacket and pants in muslin
*Preparing jacket
*Preparing pants
Chapter 3: Man's Suit
*Jackets
*Pants

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