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27 Specialty Topics: Tailoring: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques




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This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans lfabans@adobe.com with numerous contributions by others.

27 Specialty Topics: Tailoring: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques

This is a very good and
complete guide to tailoring. However it is NOT for beginners! If you have
some experience sewing and want to get into tailoring, I would recommend
getting the Singer book on Tailoring {SRL,T:} and this book. This book is a
complete reference on all aspects of tailoring, whereas the Singer book is a
good introduction with nice pictures to show you many details. _TT&CT_ covers
all the traditional and contemporary methods discussed in Singer's book and
goes into more detail for most topics. The illustrations are simple pen
drawings with 2-4 illustrations on each page.

TT&CT is a dense book and slow going if you try to read it cover to cover.
However if you have time, skim the book and then use it as a constant
reference while making a tailored suit. The book is well laid out, has room
for notes in the margins and includes 30 pages of fitting and construstruction
critiques (i.e. a check list of common problems to be used during all phases
of construction).

Tailoring: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques. N. Marie Letbetter and
Linda Thiel Lansing. copyright 1981. Renston Publishing Company. about ?$30?.
ISBN: 0-8359-7534-7. 385 pages.

 

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