Couture Sewing Techniques (Revised, Updated) -
Contributor(s): Shaeffer, Claire B (Author)
Taunton Press Couture Sewing Techniques Book- If you can sew, you can sew couture. Very few techniques are difficult, but they require time, patience, and practice. This book describes couture techniques as practiced in the ateliers of the haute couture. No matter your level of experience, this book will open your horizons and build your skill set through gorgeous photography, step-by-step illustrations, and concise technical instruction. 250 pages in a softcover.
""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""--Provided by publisher.