Tailoring a Jacket

Gill McBride
A jacket is a wonderful staple for any wardrobe - it's versatile, flattering and stylish. This practical book explains how to make a jacket that can be worn with confidence, flourish and pride. Using 'speed' tailoring techniques, it explains fusible interfacings and finishes that are achievable for all home sewers, and will guide you to making a fabulous tailored jacket. Tailoring a Jacket includes a guide to fabrics, pattern choice and interfacings; advice on pattern matching; instruction on welt and patch pockets, shoulder pads and collars, as well as bound and machined buttonholes. It gives detailed help on lining and finishing your jacket, and ideas for alterations and, finally, a step-by-step explanation with photographs to the full process.
Tailoring a Jacket by Gill McBride

About the author

Gill McBride is an experienced seamstress who is passionate about her work and sharing her skills. She ran 'Sewing with Gill' in Central Scotland for over ten years and has also written Understanding and Adapting Sewing Patterns - to Make Clothes that Fit and Flatter for Crowood.