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 the Hardcover edition.
Well, I love the author and the content. However, not having real pictures sometimes makes it hard to understand. I do prefer video and would pay more for it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Terri
I have to say, I was really very disappointed in this book considering that the reviews for it were so excellent. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2013 by SurlySuzy
I only wish he would write a book about pants making or tailoring! This is my ultimate reference for shirt sewing! Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by "joebekchitwood"
This guy changed the way I sew forever. His advice on felling feet and rotary cutters is worth the price of the book alone. Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2000 by G. Stanton