Couture Sewing Techniques
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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Informative and so much moreUser 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
Couture Sewing TechniquesUser Review - fancykatz - Overstock.com
Great book. Includes many pictures and easy to follow instructions. Read full review
INSIDE THE WORLD OF HAUTE COUTURE
THE ART OF HAND SEWING
SHAPING THE GARMENT SEAMS DARTS AND PRESSING TECHNIQUES
EDGE FINISHES HEMS FACINGS AND BINDINGS
SKIRTS AND PANTS
BLOUSES AND DRESSES