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Jackets for Real People
Jackets for Real People

Jackets for Real People

Tailoring Made Easy

Sewing for Real People series


128 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11

Formats: DVD, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: September 2006

ISBN 9780935278668

Rights: WOR

Palmer/Pletsch Publishing (Sep 2006)

Price: $24.95


Jackets are back, and that doesn't mean boring blazers

This new edition of a popular tailoring guide is double in size, adds color photography, and features new and speedier techniques that embrace fusible interfacing and an all-machine-sewn lining technique used in ready-to-wear. More than 700 photos and illustrations accompany instructions detailed enough to allow a beginner who has never taken a sewing class to glide through chapters on patterns and fabrics, proper cutting and marking, methods for pressing and seam finishing, and how-tos that ensure a perfect fit. The choice and tailoring of collars, buttonholes, pockets, and mitered back vents are shown to create individuality and flair, while special sections provide information about stripes and plaids, men's jackets, finishing touches, and helpful tools and notions.


"These . . . authors and sewing consultants have long been known for their tips on simplifying sewing techniques." —Handwoven on Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring, the first edition of this book

"Before-, during-, and after-fitting photos of real people in real garments . . . designed to cover every fit challenge imaginable." —Sew News

Author Biography

Marta Alto is a teacher, writer, and researcher at Palmer/Pletsch and the coauthor of Pants for Real People, The Serger Idea Book, and Sewing Ultrasuede. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Susan Neall is the director of Palmer/Pletsch education in Australia. She is the cofounder of the Australian Sewing Guild, the founder of the needlecraft magazine Australian Stitches, and a writer and consultant for Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle. Pati Palmer is the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing and a designer and consultant for the McCall Pattern Company. She is the coauthor of Creative Serging, Pants for Real People, and Sewing with Sergers. She lives in Portland, Oregon.