One of the most satisfying sewing projects is a tailored jacket or coat. Tailoring takes you through the process step-by-step. It guides you in selecting the tailoring method most appropriate for your fabric and pattern choice, as well as for your skill level and available sewing time. Most tailoring procedures are not difficult. Many are used in everyday dressmaking, so progressing to a tailored garment is a natural step. Although 'tailored' usually implies a garment with notched collar and lapels and a lining, many of the techniques used to create such a garment are also used in constructing other jacket and coat styles, including unlined ones. Custom tailoring was once the only technique for creating a professionally tailored garment, but now the machine and fusible methods are natural choices when faster, easier construction is desired. All three methods are included in Tailoring with suggestions for where and how to use them alone or in combination. And, regardless which tailoring method you choose, the result will be a beautifully tailored jacket or coat.