Shirtmaking : Developing Skills for Fine Sewing

Shirtmaking : Developing Skills for Fine Sewing

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by David Coffin
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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.

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Library Journal
The author, associate editor of Threads magazine, states in the introduction that he makes shirts ``for the pleasure of the process, rather than as a time-saving or money-saving necessity.'' Designed for the experienced sewer who desires to re-create the custom-fitted look of the expensive shirtmakers, this guide examines the anatomy of shirts, the steps in patternmaking, and the techniques in shirt construction for both men's and women's garments, whether Oxford cloth, silk, or wool. Line drawings detail fabric types; shirtmaker's tools; pattern detail; precision sewing procedures for collars, pockets, packets, and cuffs; as well as the many other aspects of the shirtmaking process. One section offers ideas for variations on the classic shirt theme. Details on monogramming and sources of supplies complete the work. A companion video (unseen), Shirtmaking with David Page Coffin (45 minutes, |ISBN 1-56158-042-2 VHS, |ISBN 1-56158043-0 Beta, $34.95) is available. These comprehensive sewing instructions are recommended for libraries serving sewing enthusiasts.-- Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561582648
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
540,516
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

David Page Coffin, a former editor at Threads magazine, is the author of Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing (Taunton Press, 1998). He has conducted sewing and tailoring workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
David has also been a frequent guest host on several online sewing forums and has hosted live chats on PatternReview.com. He has appeared on Sandra Betzina's HGTV sewing program, and his instructional videos have been broadcast on YouTube.com and have received great reviews on ThreadBanger.com, PatternReview.com, and other sewing sites. David hosts http://makingtrouserswithdpc.blogspot.com/ and http://myvirtualworkshop.blogspot.com.
He lives with his wife, Ellen, in Brookings, Oregon.

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