Couture Sewing Techniques

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Taunton Press, 2001 - 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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User Review  - fancykatz - Overstock.com

Great book. Includes many pictures and easy to follow instructions. 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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