Learn how to sew the ladder stitch, used to secure the gorge line between the collar and forepart.
Learn how to apply stay tape to the front edge of the coat and lapels, to give a crisp, firm edge to your coat.
Demonstrating the technique of basting up the back seams and distributing the fullness.
Learn how to sew a Back and Fore stitch, used when sewing long seams and a combination of speed and strength is desired.
The conclusion of a demonstration on how to sew a buttonhole using silk twist and buttonhole gimp.
In this video, I demonstrate the process of creating a four-cord, which is used as gimp in the buttonhole for strength and to help raise the stitches. Hand serging the edges of the buttonhole is also covered.
A video showing the process of tailoring a buttonhole in the traditional way. In this first section, you'll learn how to lay out the holes, and cut them open with a hollow punch and chisel.
A demonstration of how to use the padding stitch to shape the lapels, helping them to roll naturally.
A quick demonstration of the ironwork associated with Devere's 1866 cutting guide.
An animated video showing the process of drafting a frock coat, using Louis Devere's 1866 drafting system.