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Best Tailoring Books To Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Tailoring books.

Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear: A Construction Guide (2015)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadSince its first publication, Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear has been the authoritative resource for custom hand tailoring production. This new edition focuses on updating these timeless construction techniques through extensive use of all new photography and digital illustrations to enhance the clarity of each process.
Author(s): Roberto Cabrera, Denis Antoine

Simple Tailoring & Alterations: Hems – Waistbands – Seams – Sleeves – Pockets – Cuffs – Darts – Tucks – Fastenings – Necklines – Linings (2016)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadAn insider’s secrets to tailoring and making alterations. Master the basics and more with Simple Tailoring & Alterations, a practical guide written by an accomplished costume maker and theatrical tailor. With over thirty years experience in the garment industry, J. Francois-Campbell knows every tailoring trick of the trade and shares them with you. A nip and a tuck for the perfect fit.Off-the-rack clothing rarely fits well because it was not made to your specific measurements.
Author(s): J. Francois-Campbell

Classic Tailoring Techniques (F.I.T. Collection) (1991)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadForty years of tailoring experience – construction technique nowhere detailed in the available tailoring textbooks.
Author(s): Roberto Cabrera

Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Tailoring: A Complete Course on Making a Professional Suit (Design Originals) (2011)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadLearn to make a classically tailored suit that fits perfectly and will never go out of style with this step by step guide. From selecting the fabric to the final fit, readers will be guided through the entire process of making pants and jackets for men and women. The book includes over 200 color coded diagrams that clearly depict the construction process.
Author(s): Fox Chapel Publishing, Peg Couch

THE TAILORING BIBLE – Learn how to make your own clothes, from A to Z!: Complete Course * Taught by an Italian master with 60 years of experience * Become a Fashion Designer / Become a Tailor (2018)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadIf you ever dreamed of being a Fashion Designer, the time is now! Learn from the Master of Masters, who has over 60 years of experience, and it all started in Italy. Now, you can learn how to make your own everything! From skirts to blouses; from pants to jackets; from bikinis to even a wedding dress! Step by step instructions, nothing is left uncovered here. Get your copy of “The Tailoring Bible” now!
Author(s): Saverio Pisano

Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) (2014)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadThis authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures for planning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risk learners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventions using actual case examples.
Author(s): Jennifer T. Mascolo, Vincent C. Alfonso, et al.

Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques (2013)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadLearn the tailoring techniques and sewing secrets of such renowned designers as Chanel, Dior, and Balenciaga. Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques is a complete sewing workshop packaged in a DVD and book ensemble. Get an insider’s view of the couture industry. Author and fashion expert Claire B. Shaeffer shares garment tailoring techniques, construction methods, and even short cuts used in the finest European ateliers of Paris, Rome and London. Lessons come alive in the 90-minute DVD.
Author(s): Claire B. Shaeffer

Men’s Custom Tailored Coats (The Stanley Hostek Tailoring Book Series) (1970)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadMen’s Custom Tailored Coats includes step-by-step instructions from preparing the fabrics, obtaining the parts and utilizing hand, machine, and pressing skills to see the garment to completion. Includes a choice of 15 pockets and a section devoted to the fundamentals of fitting. A glossary of tailoring terms is also included.
Author(s): Stanley Hostek

The Gentleman’s Wardrobe: Vintage-Style Projects to Make for the Modern Man (2017)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadFor debonair gentlemen who eschew denim if favor of tweed, and feel that grooming and gallantry should not be consigned to history, this book will suit your needs.
Author(s): Vanessa Mooncie

Jackets for Real People: Tailoring Made Easy (Sewing for Real People series) (2006)

 Best Tailoring Books To ReadThis new edition of a popular tailoring guide is double in size, adds color photography, and features new and speedier techniques that embrace fusible interfacing and an all-machine-sewn lining technique used in ready-to-wear.
Author(s): Marta Alto , Susan Neall, et al.

Best Tailoring Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some tailoring books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Case Formulation for Personality Disorders: Tailoring Psychotherapy to the Individual Client

Author(s): Ueli Kramer
ID: 2343345, Publisher: Academic Press, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Tailoring of nanocomposite dielectrics: from fundamentals to devices and applications

Author(s): Toshikatsu Tanaka, Alun S. Vaughan
ID: 1629656, Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 22 Mb, Format: pdf

Multicomponent Silicides for Thermoelectric Materials: Phase Stabilities, Synthesis, and Device Tailoring

Author(s): Jean-Claude Tedenac
ID: 1699688, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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