Trouser-making Blog

 

A Moveable Waist, Extras; Part 2

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One big lightbulb that went off for me in my quest to become a more creative and flexible sewer was realizing that I didn’t need to always have a pattern for everything, or to have every edge drafted, measured and cut precisely before starting to sew. As I watched pro sewers and tailors work (thanks…

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A Moveable Waist; Extras, Part 1

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FINALLY, I got my author-copies of Threads Issue 144, August/Sept 2009! I’ve been itching to post some additional, supporting material for the article I wrote that appears in this issue, but I really wanted to have the article in hand before I did… Well, it’s here now, so let’s go! The article’s called A Moveable…

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Wonderful resources

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This morning’s email brought in some exceptional links; must share. The first batch (thanks to Janet John) are fabric sources, all in the UK but all online of course, so definitely of potential use to sewers anywhere who can’t get the often arcane stuff we want locally: www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk www.englishcouture.co.uk Both of these outfits have a…

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Testing Amazon

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Greetings, all; new to this blogging-amazon feature, so here’s a test:I’ve been posting stuff here:http://makingtrouserswithdpc.blogspot.com/ Before I launched this amazon link, I posted info about the new cover and DVD table of contents; a note about why there’s no fitting in my book, and most recently, a DVD preview video clip, covering what’s on the…

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DVD Preview

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Introducing Making Trousers: The DVD from David Coffin on Vimeo. For a full-size view of this preview video, go to Making Trousers: The DVD …which is the permanent home for info on using the DVD. This site you’re on now will remain the active blog for all other posts relating to the book, and to…

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Um, where’s the fitting info?

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An important point, probably not well-enough made yet: My book covers only construction details, including many pocket, waistband, closure and other interior details and variations, and there’s no fitting info in it at all. It starts with the assumption that you’ve got a well-fitting basic pant pattern already. I know that many sewers still struggle…

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Cover Update, more details

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  Here’s the current state of the cover for Making Trousers; I’ll post the whole thing, back, front and flaps, asap. The DVD contents is also pretty much set; here’s the TOC: DVD Contents Bonus Chapter: Keyhole Buttonholes Video Tutorials: Cutting Out Tips Slant Pocket Variations 1 Slant Pocket Variations 2 Slant Pocket Variations 3…

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Coming Soon!

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  So, work is wrapping on this book/DVD package that I’ve been creating over the last year or so, a massive update and expansion on the CD-book I made a while back, On Making Pants, and I’m SO looking forward to telling everyone more about it. With this post, I’m actually just creating the blog,…

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