Couture Sewing Techniques

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Taunton Press, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 217 pages
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Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.
 

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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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User Review  - sunfi - LibraryThing

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

Contents

INSIDE THE WORLD OF HAUTE COUTURE
6
THE ART OF HAND SEWING
20
SHAPING THE GARMENT SEAMS DARTS AND PRESSING TECHNIQUES
34
EDGE FINISHES HEMS FACINGS AND BINDINGS
60
CLOSURES
80
SKIRTS AND PANTS
100
BLOUSES AND DRESSES
118
SLEEVES
134
JACKETS AND COATS
162
EVENINGWEAR
186
SELECTED GLOSSARY OF TERMS
212
METRIC CONVERSION CHART
213
BIBLIOGRAPHY
214
SOURCES OF SUPPLY
215
INDEX
216
Copyright

POCKETS
150

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About the author (2001)

Claire Shaeffer is an acclaimed couture designer and recognized expert in the history of fashion. She gives twice-yearly workshops to select few, and has published many books on the topic of couture techniques including the first edition of "Couture Sewing Techniques," which has sold more than 80,000 copies.

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