Synopses & Reviews
Comfortable, flattering pants can be challenging to makeâ??but they're wonderful to wear. In this book, David Coffin provides his inventive, sure-fire methods for getting it right.
With his characteristic precision and straight talkâ??and with the help of photographs, drawings, and exclusive access to a series of online video sequencesâ??Coffin teaches the reader how to get great results, whether making a showcase garment or just whipping out an everyday pair.
For more information and book-related extras, visit http://makingtrouserswithdpc.blogspot.com/, David Coffin's blog all about making trousers and specifically designed for the readers of this book.
Learn to make a classically tailored suit that fits perfectly and will never go out of style with this step-by-step guide. From selecting the fabric to the final fit, readers will be guided through the entire process of making pants and jackets for men and women. The book includes over 200 color-coded diagrams that clearly depict the construction process.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Basics
*Tools and equipment
*Selecting and Preparing Fabrics
*Hand stitches for tailoring
*Laying out, cutting and marking
Chapter 2: Women's Suit
*Fitting jacket and pants in muslin
Chapter 3: Man's Suit