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Tailoring (Singer Sewing Reference Library)

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2-3 Weeks


'Tailoring' is brimming with useful sewing tips, applicable to most of your garment sewing - not just suits. Each section covers basics that you probably figured out how to do on your own, only here they are, in photographic form and easy-to-understand descriptions, the right way to do things. Doing it right will not only look better, but will reduce some of your sewing frustrations and help your garments last longer. Tailoring covers making parts of garments that can be transferred to blouses, dresses, coats, and other garments that you want to fit your unique body specifically. Pin fitting, pocket insertion, sleeve and collar types are covered, as well as super-basic things, such as how to press a garment so it will look its best, as well as pattern alteration, how to choose fabrics and linings, and tricks and tools professional tailors use to give your clothes a custom-made look. Following are the chapters from this book. Part 1: Tips & Tools • Cutting & Marking Tools • Pressing Equipment • Tools & Stitches for Handwork Part 2: Before You Sew • Getting a Good Fit • Making a Test Garment • Preparing the Pattern • Preparing the Fabric Part 3: Making Selections • The Standards of Tailoring • Selecting a Pattern • Selecting a Tailoring Fabric • Interfacings for Tailoring • Selecting Linings • Special Notions for Tailoring Part 4: Tailoring Techniques • Constructing the Jacket o Shaping the Undercollar o Shaping the Jacket Front o Shaping the Jacket Back • Tailoring a Notched Collar • Tailoring a Shawl Collar • Tailoring Pockets • Tailoring Sleeves • Tailoring Hems Part 5: Finishing Techniques • Linings • Interlining a Jacket or Coat • Partially Lined Jackets • Top stitching • Buttons & Buttonholes

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