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Shirtmaking: Developing Skills For Fine Sewing Paperback – October 1, 1998
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Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
David Page Coffin is a painter, garment designer, and author of three best-selling books. He spent 18 years as an editor of Threads magazine. For more about David and his work, visit www.shirtmakingwithdpc.com and dpc-watermedia.blogspot.com.
Top Customer Reviews
In _Shirtmaking_, David Page Coffin addressed every single problem I have faced, and now I can actually turn out tailored shirts that both fit me *and* look like they were made by a professional. All the questions left unanswered by the instruction sheets included with commercial patterns were addressed in this book, and along the way Coffin also answers a lot of general questions I had about sewing that are ignored in most books aimed at home sewers. _Shirtmaking_ is clearly written, and with a bit of patience and the ability to follow directions an intermediate-level sewer can turn out a successful garment. While the specific focus of the book is sewing men's shirts, the exact same sewing techniques can be used on women's shirts and blouses, and Coffin provides plenty of illustrations and examples.
Coffin covers his subject so thoroughly and precisely that he comes across as a bit fussy, but this sort of fussiness is a virtue and a godsend. There is an embarrassing number of sewing books gathering dust on my shelves, but I still refer to _Shirtmaking_ frequently. It is *by far* the single most useful sewing book I've ever bought, and is well worth the money.
It is not for beginners-it assumes the reader has mastered basic sewing skills-but any competent sewer should have no problems. I especially like that it focused primarily on men's shirts-so very, very few books even bother to mention sewing for men.
Only 1 thing! source info in the back is out of date. If you are near Houston, try "High Fashion Fabric" for the best cottons.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is wonderful.. bought it at the sound advice of my teacher and was not disappointed... seller shipped it in the time frame stated and it came in great condition.Published 1 month ago by Kisrael
This is the best reference I have seen for the intermediate to advanced sewist who wants to make a shirt comparable to the best designer shirts on the market. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mary L. Abbott
David is a great teacher. I first learned about him from a Craftsy class and enjoyed his teaching so much that I bought his book. I am a beginner sewer when it comes to garments. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is definitely the book you're been looking for. Well laid out with excellent illustrations.Published 4 months ago by Alexander L Grotewohl
I've been making shirts for many years now and was hoping to pick up some pointers to improve my shirtmaking, but following a lot the methods in this book caused me nothing... Read morePublished 4 months ago by anonymous