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Tailoring: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Beautiful Customised Garments Paperback – 1 Oct 2005
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Although this is a very thorough book, it does only look at how to tailor a jacket, so do not think you get step by step instructions for everything.
However, it does have some very useful information, with photos of every stage.
BUT another point to have is that it does not tell you how to draw up your own pattern block, rather it just tells you how to adapt a pre-brought pattern instead. Useful but not what i was particularily after.
All in all a rather useful book for a first time jacket maker, giving you the hard and the easy option on things (always useful to have!). Alittle dated looking now, but still worth the money.
!!!ATTENTION MEN!!! Although this book is well worth reading; I feel I should mention that this book is exclusively about LADIES jacket construction. And be under no illusions, there are BIG differences between the processes involved in the construction of men's jackets compared to ladies. For example; there's no muslin stage in the preparation of male attire, this is unnecessary, the canvassing shape, construction and fitting/attachment procedure is different and the Lining techniques are totally different, to name a few.
So if you happen to be a man, or for that matter a Lady, interested in tailoring male garments; then I'd still say this book is worth reading for the sewing techniques and pattern adjusting principles, but I would highly recommend that you also hunt down a copy of "The Art of Sewing -Basic Tailoring" published circa 1970 by Time life Books, ironically an all American book extolling, exploring and explaining the finer points of legendary Savile Row tailoring, Really if you're an aspiring tailor I can't recommend that book enough.
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So i can tell you that this is a VERY GOOD book!
It shows exactly how to make garments, the way they used to and still do, if there is...Read more
A brilliant book worth every penny.