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Very informative, But exclusively about the construction of ladies jackets
on 2 December 2013
This is a great book containing a wealth of information and clear pictures covering off not only jacket construction but also general sewing techniques.
!!!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.