The author of How to Design Your Own Dress Patterns and Pattern-Wise turns her attention here to the needs of a growing number of women who want to apply their know-how still further- to the making of coats and suits. The market- to those who consider sewing simply a necessary evil- seems a mystery; actually it is inexhaustible. Opening chapters stress the know thyself dictum and apply this to fabrics, patterns, adjustments and alterations. Think ahead- before buying either material or a pattern. Some fundamental facts about fabrics, design, line, color, texture and so on provide wise counsel. Then - turning to the practical how-to, the author progresses from the utting of a trial muslin model and the fitting problems, to the finishing touches and the importance of pressing throughout.