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

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

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by Fox Chapel Publishing, Colleen Dorsey
 
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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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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I was fortunate enough to receive a pre publication copy of this book to review. I will say, I have been making clothing for myself and my family for over 35 years. This book will be a great addition to my sewing library. This book is a very thorough, informative book on how to tailoring, how to make a professional suit. This book details choosing and preparing fabrics, the tools and techniques needed, the steps for making a man or women's jacket and making tailored trousers. Everything you need to know to make a suit is included with many helpful illustrations.

I received an advance copy of Tailoring: A Complete Course on Making a Professional Suit from the publisher (Fox Chapel Publishing) and I am really taken with it. I own several books on tailoring but this one goes into greater depth in many areas that the others don't cover, like linings. I have it open as I plod along on my vintage jacket. Pub date is 3/1/11. I'll do a more thorough review of this book and the other two books in the Illustrated Guide to Sewing series-Couture Techniques and Garment Construction-as we get closer to the pub date.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565235113
Publisher:
Design Originals
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
798,163
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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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.

Colleen Dorsey is a writer specializing in the craft and hobby industry, and an editor at Design Originals and Fox Chapel Publishing. Colleen has edited books on many topics, including foam and paper crafts, jewelry making, and children's crafts. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in creative writing, and in her spare time she enjoys writing fiction, making jewelry, and upcycling findings into crafty new items.

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Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Tailoring: A Complete Course on Making a Professional Suit 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
StevenArellano More than 1 year ago
Do not buy the Nook book version of this book. It is not legible. While I am sure this book has many insights to offer I was not able to read the type. Not that it is too small, it is just distorted like a bad photocopy.