- Series: F.I.T. Collection
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Fairchild Books; Student edition (December 31, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 087005435X
- ISBN-13: 978-0870054358
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.7 x 274.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #917,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Classic Tailoring Techniques: A Construction Guide for Women's Wear (F.I.T. Collection) Student Edition
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It must be clarified that it is complete and utter nonsense that the methods for tailoring women's coats described here is identical to the companion men's tailoring book. Whoever thinks that has clearly neither read this book, nor it's companion. The techniques outlined are totally different, from the shape of the canvas, the panels being canvassed or mounted/underlayed, and even the layers forming the chest piece. There are even sections dealing with a coat with separately cut skirt, as well as discussions about paneled jackets. Obviously, neither of these are found in the men's tailoring edition. The details on how to construct a coat, or skirt are far beyond the instructions found inside a commercial pattern. Yes, the skirt is a plain tailor's skirt rather than a fancier dressmaker's skirt, but this is what the book is about: classic custom/bespoke tailoring a skirt as part of a suit, not couture style dressmaking.
I compared the 2 versions side by side and the information is identical, other than the photocopies being a bit fuzzier. The original photos were also in black and white and I felt very little was lost in the process.
The book is full of information on how to recognize and address fit problems. It also gives clear, easy to follow directions on tailoring techniques.
but thats a minor consideration. I recommend it to anyone serious about tailoring