Sewing at the Top! Sep 17, 2009
If you ever wanted to know how couture clothes are ordered and constructed, this is THE book to get.
On the good side, the book clearly explains the techniques along with wonderful drawings. Many of the couture techniques are not found in other sewing books. The photos and related discussion are great for inspiration.
On the bad side, most of the techniques require extensive handsewing. Using these techniques will produce exceptional garments, but not by this weekend!
Overall, I heartily recommend this book if you want to try creating your own couture garments. If you are looking for a general sewing book (and one that uses a sewing machine for most sewing), this is not the book for you.