Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing

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Taunton Press, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 173 pages
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Why make a shirt? Because, with the skills you'll learn in Shirtmaking, you can create elegant, custom-fit garments for a woman or man that look like the best money can buy. Includes full-scale patterns for collars, cuffs, plackets, and pockets, and complete instructions for developing custom-fit shirt patterns.
 

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Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing

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The author, associate editor of Threads magazine, states in the introduction that he makes shirts "for the pleasure of the process, rather than as a time-saving or money-saving necessity.'' Designed ... Read full review

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This is a very useful book. I love it.

Contents

Developing a Basic Pattern
40
Collars Plackets Cuffs and Pockets
56
A Workshop in Precision Sewing Techniques
80
Sewing It All Together
110
Kionogramming Shirts
158
Index
171
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David Page Coffin, a former editor at Threads magazine, is the author of Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing (Taunton Press, 1998). He has conducted sewing and tailoring workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. David has also been a frequent guest host on several online sewing forums and has hosted live chats on PatternReview.com. He has appeared on Sandra Betzina's HGTV sewing program, and his instructional videos have been broadcast on YouTube.com and have received great reviews on ThreadBanger.com, PatternReview.com, and other sewing sites. David hosts http://makingtrouserswithdpc.blogspot.com/ and http://myvirtualworkshop.blogspot.com. He lives with his wife, Ellen, in Brookings, Oregon.

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