The American Tailor and Cutter Volume 7-8

The American Tailor and Cutter Volume 7-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...button cutaway, a very hard coat to cut, especially for a corpulent figure so large as this. I have also drafted a Prince Albert, always a suitable coat for big men. K is the breast and W is the waist measure. For the P. Albert, K to L is 2$, W to 15 is 2 inches. Lay square on 15 and L, and draft front line as 00. Now run front, commencing from breast line at gorge, as 15, continue to h, still add more round at prominent part, strike 5, and run $ inch in at waist seam. An extra V is taken out at gorge, as 17. We also take a $ inch V out at waist parallel with breast line, though we detest a cut out at the waist, especially those inartistic, uncalled for slashes running into the breast pocket. The fronts and waist of such large coats require to be worked properly. We give less to skirt at back and add on to bottom of front skirt. However, when such large figures are hollow in the back, requiring almost the normal depression, the back spring may remain the same, but add at front. To come to the four or five button Cutaway, a style which we deem unbecoming to such a type of figure, more especially if the customer is an elderly gentleman, K to 13 is 3$ or 81, W to 14 is the same. The student bears in mind that K is the breast, and W the waist measure. Lay square on 13 and 14, and draft front, as U U, see dotted line. Finish front as shown, or according to taste, and style. Let us wind up by pointing out the trouble which many cutters have in fitting large, corpulent figures. "Now, get it low in the neck." Here is one of the great troubles with corpulent men. This is chiefly caused by the scye being too deep. That is too much length from 1 to 2 and short and long measure too long. Properly speaking the front and back lengths of the more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533747
  • 9781236533746