Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing

Paperback | October 1, 1998

byDavid Coffin

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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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Exploring the construction methods of the world’s finest shirtmakers, Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing shows readers how to duplicate and improve garments using simple tools and techniques. With full-size patterns for collars, plackets, cuffs and pockets, this helpful volume provides readers with a wealth of authoritative advice, tips and techniques for creating perfectl...

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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.

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 sew...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.4 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:The Taunton PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1561582646

ISBN - 13:9781561582648

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For Beginners & Professionals I rate myself between a novice to inter-mediate sewer. With shirts, both collars and finishing cause me trouble. This book walks you through these stages providing standard and alternative options that are easy to apply no matter how experienced you are in sewing. A whole book dedicated to shirt making may seem unnecessary but the book covers all aspects of shirtmaking from beginning to top stitching to embellishment suggestions whereas most books covers just parts of construction.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Book! I got this book as a way to use up a Christmas gift card, and I am thrilled with it. It goes into all the nitty-gritty details that make the difference between a "made at home by loving hands" look and a professional looking shirt that you would wear to the office. The cuff, collar, and placket patterns are a wonderful bonus, and allow for endless customising without looking like you made the same shirt 10 times... even if you did! The one downside is that there is little information on fitting for women.
Date published: 2012-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must have book! I bought this book as an afterthought to be honest just because i'd heard of the author and wondered what the fuss was about,i mean do i really need a whole book just on shirtmaking.The short answer is YES!!This book is full of clear tips and suggestions to solve all your problems and make a couture quality blouse or shirt.It is extremely well written and even includes some collar and cuff designs to try.The only down side is i would have liked some photos of the construction methods rather than the drawings offered but even that does not detract from the fact that this is my new favourite sewing book.
Date published: 2009-07-04