This title includes gorgeous photos, clear illustrations & concise language make this the most complete couture-sewing course available. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer has opened the door to the exclusive realm of haute couture in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, "Couture ...
This title includes gorgeous photos, clear illustrations & concise language make this the most complete couture-sewing course available. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer has opened the door to the exclusive realm of haute couture in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, "Couture Sewing Techniques", has been revised and updated with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics. No one can unravel couture garment construction the way Schaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a perfect fit. Sewers of all skill levels with an interest in fashion sewing will learn the basics for skirts and sleeves, pockets and jackets, evening gowns and more, as well as, most importantly, how to apply the techniques.
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This book is excellent for learning to make better clothing. Lots of useful techniques and easy to understand.
Sep 17, 2009
Sewing at the Top!
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.
Apr 25, 2007
Great reference for sewers (med level and up)
Really interesting overall if you're interested in looking at how couture sews garments (without having to rip any expensive garments apart!) Get this if you are prepare to do a lot of hand sewing. Some very useful tips that could be applied to any home sewer. However, don't expect big secrets of how to sew certain special designs. This is purely how to sew couture. Very well written and informative!
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