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Couture: The Art of Fine Sewing

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Couture is an attitude--a non-complex way of thinking about sewing. It's about concepts--how to approach a technique, or a way of accomplishing a ... Show synopsis

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  • Couture: The Art of Fine Sewing (Palmer/Pletsch Publishing) – Trade paperback (1993)
    by Roberta C Carr, Pati Palmer (Editor), Ann Hesse Price (Editor)

    Couture: The Art of Fine Sewing

    Trade paperback, Palmer/Pletsch Publishing
    1993
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    208 pages

    ISBN: 0935278281
    ISBN-13: 9780935278286

    The fine sewing techniques used in the ateliers of Paris fashion designers are explained here in easy to follow terms, giving helpful advice on how to make couture garments. Accompanied by over 1,000 illustrations, this book shows readers how to master such difficult sewing techniques such as the Spanish snap buttonhole, circular pockets, novelty sleeve designs, and much more.

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Susan S

Dated cover photo - Professional book!

by Susan S on Feb 3, 2011

Roberta Carr, author, and Pati Palmer, editor, are extraordinarily gifted. They have produced this book as a concise reference on how to add beautiful details to your clothing.It's full of so many different bits of information, like how to make a collar roll - I never knew there was a way to make steaming a jacket collar roll perfectly in place. There are lots of details about piping, tubing, grainlines, etc. as you would expect, but there's always something extra in the information that's not very well known. Example: there's lots of books that describe bound button holes, but not many that give clear instructions on how to finish the facing behind those buttonholes, not just one at a time but all of them along a line of buttonholes. Much needed info to shorten the time to make something beautiful. One bit of advice - even though the clothing examples are soooo 80's, ignore the style and look for the content. Great book, good illustrations, doesn't take long to look up what you need when you need it. Good for beginners because of the clean illustrations and clear instructions. A beginner sewist may not need the information in this book for their first few projects, but these details pop up quite frequently and it's best to know how to make them look right. Commercial patterns don't always describe the best way to create the details. And if you're like me, you don't want to spend your time reading, you just want to soak in the diagrams first, then read what you need.

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