Hoping this isn't off-topic, as it's not perhaps "tailoring". But for any readers here who'd like to watch a pro making shirts, these links should certainly not be missed, IMO—which is always that the more you know about, the better choices you can make, and that being aware of methods that very experienced experts use is always useful, even if you're wanting to go in a different direction personally (aren't we all?). Who knows what an impact even the tiniest of revelations can ultimately have on one's own work?
I've watched a lot of YT how to sew videos, but none have impressed me as much as the ones from this channel; I'd say no one who wants to learn shirtmaking (or any sort of pro/factory menswear construction and pattern-making techniques) should miss 'em:
There's SO many interesting things he does that most home/DIY sewers would never think of, nor regular consumer sewing instructional material would ever show, including mine…tho if I'd seen these shirt-making clips long ago, I certainly would have incorporated some of his methods, and will from now on. Most of what I've seen so far depends so much on long practice and supremely confident hands and visual judgement that it's almost useless to a sometimes-sewer like me, but still, just watching his hands and how he thinks (and how useful an ordinary stapler might be to add to the tool kit!) is totally fascinating!
The two videos in particular that I enjoyed were these, even though I'll never make styles like these, nor use fusibles in my own collars:
Edited by dpcoffin, 01 April 2018 - 09:10 AM.