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

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

by David Page Coffin

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589238268
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 264,413
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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

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NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
I am just starting to get into creating clothing and found that this book was very helpful and useful for me. I found the styles to be very nice and perfect for anyone. It's got some very original looks that are normal in today's type of clothes found in any store. Plus, with the patterns supplied I am easily able to create and build my own custom style instantly. I feel like I'm cheating by how helpful this is for me and easy to use. The type of clothing is for both men and women with ideas on creating new styles from the ones seen or adding some customizing to each pattern. I love the designs and styles that are shared in this book. It's extremely helpful and such an easy way to create shirts without being lost or finding patterns all over the internet!