Even though I finished my sewing school a while back, I don’t feel like I “know it all” - on contrary, it feels that the more I know, the less I know. Because of that, I constantly seek for ways to improve my skills and often look for information and inspiration online or in books. Today I would like to share a review on one particular book I read recently - “Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket”.
I am quite a visual learner, so my preferences usually goes to sewing book with lots of pictures. Luckily, this book is filled with lots and lots of photos (400 how-to photos, to be exact). That’s A LOT of photos and makes each step so clear to understand.
This book focuses a lot on pressing and gives clear guidelines not only how to do it properly, but also why you must pay extra attention to it. To me it’s a very important part, as I witnessed first-hand how good pressing can bring your sewing to the next level.
The book itself is well written and instructions are easy to understand. However, as it is focused solely on jackets, I would not say it’s beginner friendly, but only because jackets are difficult to make in general. That being said, if you have made something before and now want to tackle the jacket world, this is definitely a book to get your hands on.
I paid something around 15 USD for this book and I would say the value of information in it is definitely worth it. All in all, it’s a great tool to have by your side while sewing and I really enojoyed it!
Other books I reviewed:
Book Review: Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer