Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated

December 10, 2013 - Comment

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

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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 Schaeffer 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.

Product Features

  • Dimensions: 10.1 in. H x 8.2 in. W x .5 in. D
  • Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Made in United States

Comments

Marina Von Koenig "mvk" says:

Ten reasons why you should own the revised version of Couture Sewing Techniques 1. Better layout:The layout is so much better! Text is set in different colors to differentiate the content, tips, pull-out boxes, blurbs. This dramatically improves the book navigation!2. More Content:over thirty more pages of content added as a result of the author’s recent research.3. More images:Claire added more images to illustrate instructions, and they are invaluable!4. Improved instructions:Clearly marked step-by-step instructions for all processes of couture construction. If you own the previous edition, you know how the instructions were presented in run-on paragraphs making it difficult to use the book as a quick reference.5. More how-to illustrations:6. Claire’s Hints:Excellent short tips, mostly absent in the previous edition.7. contemporary couture techniques from the worksrooms of Ralph Rucci and James Galanos8. techniques by Mainbocher and Charles Frederick…

J. R. R. says:

She’s the Master I teach all levels of sewing at a comm. college and would recomend this book to my intermediate and higher skilled students. When you are ready to pay more attention and time to details, this book is for you.

Alexandra B. Castle says:

Individually sewn not homemade This is a wonderful book designed to give the small relatively easy to do tips for what differentiates couture and fine finished ready to wear from home made clothing. Read through once for the history and then for ideas. I’ll never pick up a pattern again without looking at the design and thinking about how it can be fit perfectly and finished perfectly. Not so much as difficult as time consumming

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