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This book, plus the Singer Library "Tailoring" book equals a good education
on December 13, 2006
I am a fan of Palmer and Pletsch books and have found them very helpful in many ways, but this book was a bit of a disappointment. While there are photos of many "real" women being fitted (helpful) the instructions for the actual tailoring are mostly illustrations. If you need to SEE what something is supposed to look like, a drawing can be inadequate, and that is why I have not given this book more stars. That said, if you get both the Singer Library book on Tailoring (which is full of photographs) and this book, you will have the tools you need to make a jacket. I was able to make a lovely tweed jacket on my first try using the Singer book alone. Then I tried to make one using JACKETS FOR REAL PEOPLE and kept going back to the Singer book for clarification. JACKETS FOR REAL PEOPLE is high on fit, lower on technique, while the Singer book is high on technique, lower on fit. Hope this helps.