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The Tailored Jacket

rekha | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I wonder if anyone has read this book/CD. I found this CD to have all the techniques I am ever going to need, for example, lining at the bottom is adjusted so it does not bulge out below the hemline of the fabric, how to make hair canvas interfacing and frame it with a thin fabric so that bulk is not added on to the seams, in-seam pocket making, cutting out the neck dart part of one-piece collar so that there is no dart left on it. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in making jackets.


  1. SewNancy | | #1

    Who is the author? and where did you get it?


    1. rekha | | #2

      Sorry, the author is Kenneth King and I got it from his website http://kennethdking.com/book.html.

      1. SewNancy | | #3

        I bought his sloper cd for pants and his moulage and basic sleeve.  I did the sloper and I am pleased.  I understand that the moulage is easier to fit than pants.


        1. rekha | | #4

          I think we have discussed this before.

          I haven't got the pants CD, but like to know if you have the Cool Tricks one.

          I hunger for new techniques. This morning I was looking at the Shirtmaking book by David Coffin and was quite pleased to find out how the differential size in the upper and lower collar makes for a collar that curves over the neck.

          1. SewNancy | | #5

            No, but I have his designer techniques.  I think that he issued it on cd.  He has some interesting techniques and if you are into embellishment you should propably look for it. 


          2. ChrisHaynes | | #6

            I just got the CD today.  It looks interesting... and I may have to add the Cool Tricks CD to my collection (I have the moulage CD).

            The only problem I have is that my laptop refused to read the CD.  So I put in on the older slower desktop computer.  The older machine read it okay, but since it is much slower it slogs a bit when it tries to scroll through the 200+ Mb .pdf file.  sigh

            I did make a backup copy onto the laptop... which works much better to read the file, and I can use it on my sewing table.  (I promise to never give anyone else a copy!).

            Now all I have to do is make myself the moulage... find and fit a good jacket pattern, and then go after the wool I bought in Pendleton, OR.

          3. rekha | | #7

            I would like to hear more from you about any techniques he has described that would make this CD worth keeping

          4. ChrisHaynes | | #8

            Well, it is going to take me time to get through much of it.  It is pretty detailed.  One thing I did like was the placement of a functional pocket in the lining.  It is places where it won't look weird, and could actually hold stuff (I have been sorely disappointed in suit jackets I have owned with little tiny inside pockets).

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