Mini sketchbook of tailoring techniques

Pictures only. Enjoy!

RTW Tailored jacket, inside

First jacket made at Bunka Fashion College (2009), wool Melton and wool crêpe; taken apart to show construction and finishing. 

Tailored jacket, Bunka fashion College 2009
Tailored jacket - reinforced buttonTailoring detail - shoulder pad

Traditional tailoring techniques

Pad stitching

Traditional tailoring - horse hair canvas

Toiles for designer tailoring


Rib collar on tailored coat

Rib collar and sleeve with piping on a tailored coat

Sleeve construction

Where to learn tailoring:

I learned Ready-to-wear tailoring at Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo; then tried the traditional techniques by myself following another textbook.

  • Bunka Fashion College textbooks (English version) available on Amazon, I think;
  • If you can't find them, Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer is an amazing book to start investigating traditional women's tailoring.

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