“Although I earned a college degree in Clothing and Textiles, I didn’t really learn how to tailor until I underwent a two year apprenticeship with a tailor from England. I was trained to make men’s jackets and coats using traditional methods including hand pad stitching the interfacing.
At that time (1973) fusible interfacing was entering the market and I decided to do some research. I actually went back to graduate school and performed laboratory tests to see how well fusibles held up compared to hand pad stitching and the results were overwhelmingly in favor of the fusibles. They looked better, held up better, and were much faster to use.
My book is the result of those experiments but it is written in simple terms so even a beginning sewer can get professional tailoring results.” –Mary Roehr
Speed Tailoring is a completely illustrated book explaining the fastest and easiest way to construct a woman’s lined jacket or coat using all the new speed techniques. Learn how to apply fusible interfacing permanently, machine shoulder pad application, professional collar and lapel placement (as done in ready-to-wear), cutting, marking, finishing, pressing methods, and more. Drawings are clear and directions are easy to follow.