Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear

A Construction Guide

Author: Roberto Cabrera,Denis Antoine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628921706

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 296

View: 4569

This authoritative book on traditional custom tailoring construction has been fully updated with new art to reflect contemporary practices in bespoke and luxury ready-to-wear tailoring.

Classic tailoring techniques

a construction guide for men's wear

Author: Roberto Cabrera,Patricia Flaherty Meyers

Publisher: Fairchild Books


Category: Art

Page: 245

View: 8839

This book is a detailed guide to the construction of men's wear; specifically, jackets, pants, and vests. A proven standard in its field, it examines patternmaking, from the taking of body measurements though muslin fittings and adjustment of the pattern. The authors cover construction of each item in depth, from the layout and cutting of the pattern though the final pressing of the finished garment. They also include illustrated instructions for basic alterations to sleeve length, side seams, darts,, shoulders, lapels, and other garment elements. Also provided is information on tailoring supplies, and on the hand stitches used in men's tailoring.


The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket

Author: Creative Publishing International

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589236092

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 8492

Demonstrates how to create a tailored jacket with a list of tools, advice on selecting fabrics and patterns, and techniques for constructing and sewing each part of the garment.

Vintage Couture Tailoring

Author: Thomas von Nordheim

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975887

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 1667

Traditional tailoring is a fascinating craft, which has not changed for many centuries, however, the techniques are now known only by a few practising in the best couture ateliers and bespoke tailor's workrooms. Nothing feels quite so luxurious or sophisticated as bespoke clothes, but the tailoring skills they require are often seen to be shrouded in mystery and the clothes therefore only accessible to the rich and famous. This practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring and brings vintage couture tailoring within the reach of all. With step-by-step photographs and professional tips throughout, it shows how a ladies' jacket is made and thereby introduces a range of fundamental tailoring techniques. These can be used for garments for either gender, as well as other sewing projects: moulding fabric to shape with the iron; employing loose interfacings; hollow shoulder construction; pad stitching canvas; interlining and weighting hems;making tailored and bound buttonholes;.... and many more forgotten techniques.Written by a tailor of international repute, Vintage Couture Tailoring is dedicated to all who appreciate the highest standard of craftsmanship, and who like using their eyes and hands to produce beautiful garments.Vintage couture tailoring is practised by only a few establishments around the world today and this practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring. An invaluable guide for professionals wishing to further their skills, and for enthusiasts with an interest in traditional tailoring. Shows how to make a ladies' jacket from preparation through to assembly and reveals the exquisite finishing details that are the hallmark of couture tailoring. Superbly illustrated with 417 colour step-by-step photographs.Thomas von Nordheim is a tailor of international repute.

Patternmaking for Menswear

Classic to Contemporary

Author: Myoungok Kim,Injoo Kim

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 160901944X

Category: Design

Page: 488

View: 6931

Patternmaking for Contemporary Menswear is the most current, comprehensive and user-friendly book for men's patternmaking--an essential resource for students, educators, and industry professionals.


Developing Skills for Fine Sewing

Author: David Page Coffin

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561582648

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 173

View: 6394

Features step-by-step instructions for all aspects of making men's and women's shirts, covering the shirtmaker's tools, material, basic patterns, fitting, collars and cuffs, pockets, sewing techniques, and variations of the basic shirt


Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed

Author: Richard Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847378765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9157

This is the true-life story of a boy who quit school to become an apprentice on Savile Row, home to London's most venerable tailors, and wound up owning his own shop on the world-famous 'Golden Mile', where he hand-cuts exquisite suits for a clientele including royalty, politicians, literati, business tycoons, and media stars. On a bright, bitterly cold and snowy morning in January 1982, 17-year-old Richard Anderson made his way with his father to an interview at Savile Row's illustrious Henry Huntsman & Sons. They were late, but Richard got the job, with its meagre salary of only £2,000 a year, and his life was changed forever. Huntsman was arguably the world's most prestigious tailoring house, and Richard's apprenticeship proved a humbling ordeal overseen by three titans of the trade: the formidably debonair Colin Hammick, fellow chain-smoker and grumpy eccentric Brian Hall, and Dick Lakey, the company's heroically overworked 'leg man'. Training under these men in the arcane art of making trousers and coats that could cost as much as £10,000 was an inspiring but also gruelling game, yet 'Young Richard' persisted for 17 more years of rigorous practice in perfectionism and prestige - to become, at 34, the youngest head cutter in Huntsman's 150-year history. Witty and told with great candour, Bespoke is a fascinating behind-the-scenes exposé of life on Savile Row from one of the world's most celebrated and successful tailors.


A Complete Course on Making a Professional Suit

Author: Peg Couch,Fox Chapel Publishing

Publisher: Design Originals

ISBN: 9781565235113

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 8423

Learn to make a classically tailored suit that fits perfectly and will never go out of style with this step by step guide. From selecting the fabric to the final fit, readers will be guided through the entire process of making pants and jackets for men and women. The book includes over 200 color coded diagrams that clearly depict the construction process.

Gentlemen's Garment Cutting and Tailoring - The Dressmaker's Guide

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 144748309X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 6815

This compendium of how to sew men's clothes is extensively illustrated with black and white drawings and diagrams. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Patternmaking for Menswear

Author: Gareth Kershaw

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780670164

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 4190

Designed for both students and professionals, this book offers a comprehensive guide to patternmaking for menswear from the basic skills through to more advanced techniques. The book includes 20 complete patterns that show how to cut every aspect of the menswear including adaptations from basic slopers through to classic garments and trend-led styles. Using a step-by-step approach, illustrated with accurately sized and scaled flat diagrams, technical flats and fashion illustrations, and photographs of muslins, it explains the theory behind the practise enabling the reader to understand how to cut patterns with confidence. Illustrated throughout, this book contains everything you need to know to make patterns for today's menswear market.

The Shirtmaking Workbook

Pattern, Design, and Construction Resources - More Than 100 Pattern Downloads for Collars, Cuffs & Plackets

Author: David Coffin

Publisher: Creative Pub International

ISBN: 1589238265


Page: 176

View: 8432

A unique and comprehensive guide to creating beautiful shirts, coats and dresses.

Making Trousers for Men & Women

A Multimedia Sewing Workshop

Author: David Coffin

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1616733918

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 5388

Comfortable, flattering pants can be challenging to make—but they’re wonderful to wear. In this book, David Coffin provides his inventive, sure-fire methods for getting it right.  With his characteristic precision and straight talk—and with the help of photographs and drawings—Coffin teaches the reader how to get great results, whether making a showcase garment or just whipping out an everyday pair. For more information and book-related extras, visit, David Coffin¹s blog all about making trousers and specifically designed for the readers of this book.

Couture Sewing Techniques

Author: Claire B. Shaeffer

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600853358

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 8059

Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.

Pattern Cutting for Menswear

Author: Gareth Kershaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780673196

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 5151

A comprehensive guide to pattern cutting, from the basic skills through to advanced techniques. It features 20 complete patterns that show how to cut every aspect of menswear and includes adaptations, from basic blocks through to classic garments and trend-led styles.

Bespoke Menswear

Tailoring for Gentlemen

Author: Bernhard Roetzel

Publisher: H F Ullmann

ISBN: 9783848007530

Category: Design

Page: 216

View: 6728

An insight into the world of high-grade men s clothing"

The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier -

Author: A. S. Bridgland

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447497953

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 306

View: 4785

Originally published in 1928 in three volumes. These deal with every aspect of the tailoring and clothing trade. Extremely well illustrated with photographs and many helpful diagrams and detailed instructions for the design and construction of various garments. The contents of Volume 3 include: Wearing of Insignia - Correct Dress for the Occasion - The Art of Dress - Outfits for the Tropics - Outfitting (5 chapters) - Garment Renovating - Woolens - Trimmings and Their troubles - Court Dress - Scottish Dress - Drafts of Mess Jackets - Military Mess Dress Regulations - Military Garments - Naval Uniforms - Clerical Garments - Motor Liveries - How to Make Trousers - Lounge Jackets - Waistcoats etc. Many of the earliest books on fashion and clothing , particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.