Thursday, 5 June 2014

Book Review Couture Sewing Tailoring Techniques

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Couture industry-insider Claire Shaeffer offers home sewers the techniques and knowledge to create garments with true designer professionalism. This book and DVD set contains a complete workshop in the fitting and tailoring sewing secrets of professional designers, the same curriculum that has made Shaeffers in-person classes smash-hit sell-outs. The DVD offers an in-depth tailoring workshop with Shaeffer and the book presents the class in printed form, along with intriguing details about the couture garments shown and information on the construction methods used by such renowned designers such as Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga and more.

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Taunton; Pap/Dvd edition (4 Mar 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1600855040
ISBN-13: 978-1600855047

About the Author
Claire B. Shaeffer is an internationally recognised expert in fashion design history and construction techniques for haute couture and high-end ready-to-wear. She is a long-time designer for Vogue Patterns, a frequent contributor to Threads magazine and the author of numerous books.


Chapter One
Tailoring Techniques For Buttonhole
The Thread Buttonhole
The Bound Buttonhole

Chapter Two
Tailoring Techniques For The Patch Pockets
Patch Pockets

Chapter Three
Tailoring Techniques For Interfaced Hems
The Interfaced Hem

Chapter Four
Tailoring Techniques for Darts and Sleeves
Converting Darts to Ease
The Classic Tailored Sleeve

Chapter Five
Tailoring Techniques for Trousers
Fly Zipper Closure
Measuring for a Trouser Hem

Chapter Six
Characteristics of Couture Construction
What Makes a Garment Couture?

Metric Equivalent Chart
About Author


Couture Sewing Tailoring Techniques should be in everyone's sewing library.  There is a bonus DVD with this book which is great!  The book is full of photo's and instructions which are all very clear and easy to follow.  The book focus on buttonholes, patch pockets, interfaced hem, converting darts to ease, tailored sleeves, fly zipper closure and measuring for trouser hems, the final chapter in the book talks about the characteristics of a couture garments.  This book is a must in any sewing library and the most perfect reference book as it is full of tips and techniques for couture garments.

Couture Sewing Tailoring Techniques is available from Amazon

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