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Pattern Cutting Techniques for Ladies' Jackets shares the trade secrets from the world of bespoke tailoring and haute couture, alongside procedures from the ready-to-wear industry. Written by a trained Savile Row tailor working in the fashion industry, it explains how to make a basic pattern for a jacket by flat pattern cutting or draping on the dress form. It introduces a broad range of techniques with clear detailed instructions, and emphasizes the importance of an individual and creative approach. It includes patterns for basic block, single- and double-breasted blazers, and the tuxedo with sleeves and button variations, as well as instruction for style adjustments. It also advises on how to take measurements, fit jackets and make alterations, and is fully illustrated with over 400 patterns, diagrams and photographs. Essential reading for designers, students, pattern makers and enthusiasts wanting to develop their skills for designing and cutting stylish tailored jackets. Superbly illustrated with 315 colour images and charts, 50 quarter scale flat patterns, 12 full size templates.