Introduction. 1. The evolution of the woman's tailored jacket. 2. Fabrics, measurement and tools. Part One: Classic Bespoke Cutting. 3. The bespoke jacket. Part Two: Engineered Cutting and Manufacture. 4. The engineered jacket. 5. The engineered process of manufacture. Part Three: 'Style' Cutting Variations. 6. Style Cutting - Block Variations. 7. Body shaping variations. 8. Collar variations. 9. Sleeve variations. References.
Winifred Aldrich was Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University. She continues to research and write on the history and the current practices of pattern cutting technology. Her books on pattern cutting have become bestsellers.