Couture Sewing Techniques

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Taunton Press, 1993 - Crafts & Hobbies - 217 pages
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The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and updated throughout -- with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.

No one can unravel couture garment construction the way Shaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a perfect fit. Readers learn all the basics -- and more importantly: how to apply the techniques -- on skirts and sleeves, pockets and jackets, evening gowns, and more. Gorgeous photos, clear illustrations, and concise language combine to make this the most complete couture-sewing course available.

 

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User Review  - QtMama71 - Borders

I had checked this out at the library, and ripped right through to the technical/how-to parts. I later went back and actually read the first sections on couture history. It was fascinating. After the ... Read full review

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Part of my permanent collection, used a reference and located in the craft room. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
2
APPLYING COUTURE TECHNIQUES
99
SELECTED GLOSSARY OF TERMS 2 I 2
212
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Claire Shaeffer is an internationally respected author, lecturer, college instructor and columnist. Her innovative sewing techniques and easy-to-read instructions have guided readers and students through many sewing facets of the garment industry. She wrote the celebrated Couture Sewing Techniques for Taunton Press and has authored and starred in a multitude of successful videos on couture sewing. 

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