Pattern Cutting Techniques for Ladies' Jackets

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Written by a trained Savile Row tailor working in the fashion industry, this book 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. Patterns are included 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 includes directions on how to take measurements, fit jackets, and make alterations. Includes 315 color images and charts, 50 quarter scale flat patterns, and 12 full size templates.


Jo Baker-Waters set up her own business as a jacket maker and pattern cutter following a successful career on Savile Row. She lives in New York and works in men's woven design at Calvin Klein.