Jackets for Real People — Sewing Book

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Jackets for Real People

by Marta Alto, Susan Neall, and Pati Palmer

Use this book and ALL of your sewing will improve. For a minimal investment and a little time, you can have a designer jacket. Using the latest interfacings sew it Armani-style and achieve a custom fit no matter what your figure.

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Diagram of a deconstructed blazerIncludes pattern and fabric selection, patterns and fabrics fitting on real people, the latest on fusible interfacings, cutting and marking tips, how-to's for buttonholes, a NO-FAIL welt pocket, "bagging a lining", easy mitered vents, and much more, plus finishing touches such as topstitching and piping.

ISBN 978-0-935278-66-8
8 3/8" x 10 7/8" 128 pages

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 x 0.33 in
Jackets Reg/Spiral Binding

Jackets Regular, Jackets Spiral

1 review for Jackets for Real People — Sewing Book

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    “I have one of the world’s most challenging figures to fit–I could go into detail about it because I have been sewing for over 40 years. Being somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to fit and construction, I have agonized over my clothing for years–literally! I read a review of your book Fit for Real People and thought, “Humph, I’ve heard THAT before….” Anyway, long story short, I bought the book and FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE I HAVE CLOTHES THAT FIT!!!!! Of course I immediately purchased your book Pants for Real People, and the same thing happened–PANTS THAT FIT!! Now, honestly my patterns look like ribbons that have been taped together, but I don’t care. Thanks for allowing me to have clothing that fits and flatters.”

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