These are some great tips from Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket for altering a pattern to make fitting "seamless." Hehe don'tcha just love sewing jokes?
Click on this page from Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket to enlarge and read about cutting extra seam allowances, adding a center back seam allowance, changing a one-piece under collar to a two-piece under collar and adding a vent to a two-piece sleeve. Like these tips and want more great techniques for sewing a jacket? Then grab a copy of:
Tailoring is the complete photo guide to sewing jackets and coats. Written by sewing professionals, this book teaches the trusted, proven methods for sewing tailored jackets with impeccable details and perfect fit. Written for the intermediate sewer who wants to move on to more challenging projects, this book ensures success with detailed, step-by-step instructions, more than 400 photos, in-depth discussions about products and how to use them. It offers guidance for every aspect of tailoring a jacket: fitting and pattern alteration, fabrics and tools, interfacings, interlinings, seams and finishes, hand stitches, collars, pressing, topstitching, shaping shoulders, setting in sleeves, sewing pockets, vents, and making perfect buttonholes.
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