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Shirtmaking: Developing Skills For Fine Sewing by [David Coffin]

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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 and

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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The author, associate editor of Threads magazine, states in the introduction that he makes shirts "for the pleasure of the process, rather than as a time-saving or money-saving necessity." Designed for the experienced sewer who desires to re-create the custom-fitted look of the expensive shirtmakers, this guide examines the anatomy of shirts, the steps in patternmaking, and the techniques in shirt construction for both men's and women's garments, whether Oxford cloth, silk, or wool. Line drawings detail fabric types; shirtmaker's tools; pattern detail; precision sewing procedures for collars, pockets, packets, and cuffs; as well as the many other aspects of the shirtmaking process. One section offers ideas for variations on the classic shirt theme. Details on monogramming and sources of supplies complete the work. A companion video (unseen), Shirtmaking with David Page Coffin (45 minutes,
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • Publisher : Taunton Press (February 2, 1993)
  • Print Length : 193 pages
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Publication Date : February 2, 1993
  • File Size : 9786 KB
  • ASIN : B00243GMOO
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Not Enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1561580155
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221 ratings