Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit: The Ultimate Guide to Fit, Style, and Construction from Collared and Cuffed to Blouses and Tunics

byDavid Page Coffin

Paperback | December 18, 2018

Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit: The Ultimate Guide to Fit, Style, and Construction from Collared and Cuffed to Blouses and Tunics by David Page Coffin
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Do you enjoy sewing your own shirts and blouses, but struggle with getting the right fit? InSewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit,author, teacher, and renowned shirt-sewing expert David Page Coffin shows how you can easily transform the printed, multi-sized patterns included with the book (as well as patterns and favorite shirts you already have) into three different customized basic shirt silhouettes—loose, fitted, and tight—for both men and women.

Withdetailed explanations of essential techniques; clear,step-by-step photos; and thebasic patterns for sizes from XXXS to XXXLincluded in a pocket behind the front cover, learn to work with any body shape toachieve unique, personalized, and well-fitted basic shirt patternsfor yourself or anyone else.

First, learn about unique fitting options for shirts and thebasics of draping fabricsto be wrinkle-free. With these techniques, you will discover how toget a great fit with almost no measuring for any and all body types,including plus-size and athletic figures. Using his couture-inspired draping methods on both standard and custom-shaped body forms (with great tips on how to make your own), David then demonstrateshow to adjust shoulder and side seams, necklines, sleeves, and armholes, and add darts or new seamsto achieve the fit you want for each silhouette.

Once you've covered the basic concepts and techniques, put your knowledge into practice with thefour distinctive, original step-by-step shirt design and construction projectsthat show a variety ofclassic shirt, shirt-jacket, and shirtdress stylesyou can make and perfectly fit with the included patterns.

Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fitwill give you the skills you need to get the right fit every time!
David Page Coffin'scareer 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 atThreads magazine, where both his sewing and publishing skills found a worldwide audience. Coffin is also the author/creator of the authorit...
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Title:Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit: The Ultimate Guide to Fit, Style, and Construction from Collared ...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 9.88 X 7.5 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 9.88 X 7.5 X 0.62 inPublished:December 18, 2018Publisher:Quarry BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1589239520

ISBN - 13:9781589239524

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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