Couture Sewing Techniques

Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book.

Author: Claire B. Shaeffer

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600853358

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 738

Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.

Couture Sewing

If you want your notched collars to lie smoothly, like Ellen Tracy's, or your buttonholes finished to custom-tailored perfection, or your interfaced hems to have the impeccable look of Chanel, this is "the" book to have.

Author: Claire B. Shaeffer

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781600855047

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 121

View: 890

The best collection of 150 decadent recipes for chocolate sweets of all types, triple-tested by the Fine Cooking test kitchen staff to ensure delicious results. There's no bad or out of season for chocolate and the continued increase in chocolate sales is indicative of consumers' desire for indulgence. Fine Cooking Chocolate features 150 chocolate recipes from the pages of Fine Cooking. Recipes include everything from cookies and bars to cakes, pies, frozen treats, truffles, breads and muffins. And with Fine Cooking's signature authoritative advice about all the extras that guarantee success, novice cooks and seasoned bakers alike will get scrumptious results the first time. Perfect for home cooks who want to make luscious chocolate desserts and treats with guaranteed success.

The Dressmaker s Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques

The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques unlocks the door to stunning results with better shaping, simpler construction methods, and professional finishing touches.

Author: Lynda Maynard

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596682474

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 655

Packed with professional techniques and tips, The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques takes the mystery out of the sewing and finishing techniques that many dressmakers assume are either extremely difficult or are only for professional fashion designers. Fashion designer and expert sewist Lynda Maynard tackles each professional technique with clear instructions in simple step-by-step stages. Once these skills are understood, sewists will embrace their dressmaking projects with more confidence and the ability to create chic, refined looks. The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques unlocks the door to stunning results with better shaping, simpler construction methods, and professional finishing touches. Lynda also explains several seemingly difficult "secrets," from making bindings and finishing for hems, armholes, and necklines to underpinnings and structuring techniques. Plus, she teaches how to master finishing touches from textured stitches to couching and applique. A complete guide to the fabrics suited to each technique and inspirational fashion photography are also included.

Couture Sewing Techniques

Author: Anita Tyagi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788184115239

Category: Fashion design

Page: 240

View: 442


Couture Sewing Making Designer Trims

As with the other volumes in the Couture Sewing series, the printed book presents intriguing garment examples from Shaeffer's impressive personal collection, alongside information on the construction methods used to create them.

Author: Claire B. Shaeffer

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781631866579

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 602

You have spent weeks creating a couture, Chanel-inspired suit: selecting fabric, measuring, cutting, basting, sewing, finessing each element so that it would make the master herself proud. To finish it off, you need a masterfully matched, experty attached designer trim. Once again, couture sewing expert Claire Shaeffer is here to teach you how. Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims presents sewing methods Claire Shaeffer has developed based on her own meticulous research into couture sewing methods and techniques. This unique, multimedia approach, which includes detailed step-by-step instructions, photos, and how-to video, form an essential resource for sewists looking to elevate their garments to the next level by adding appropriate trims. This must-have resource gives an overview of the different types of trims that are used in a couture workroom and explains different methods for attaching the trims to a garment. As a bonus, you'll learn how to create trims from scratch. As with the other volumes in the Couture Sewing series, the printed book presents intriguing garment examples from Shaeffer's impressive personal collection, alongside information on the construction methods used to create them.

The Art of Couture Sewing

New to this edition ~Expanded coverage of corset history, design, and construction ~New chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats ~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the ...

Author: Zoya Nudelman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1609018311

Category: Design

Page: 456

View: 479

The Art of Couture Sewing is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book covers tools and supplies then discusses matching fabrics with the appropriate needle, thread, pressing, and construction techniques. The types of closures, hems and finishes used in couture as well as basic draping techniques are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations. Nudelman covers many embellishment techniques, including beading, embroidering, and fine stitching with added sections on shisha, couching, eyelet overcasting and ribbon rosette stitches. Highly illustrated with photographs of couture designs as well as close-ups of finishes and details, The Art of Couture Sewing will inspire the design of high-quality garments using couture techniques. New to this edition ~Expanded coverage of corset history, design, and construction ~New chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats ~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the book Features ~End-of-chapter biographies discuss notable designers and their couture techniques, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Vera Wang ~More than 1,300 color photos and illustrations

Bridal Couture

Gives instructions for making four different kinds of bridal gowns, with a portfolio of the author's creations, and tips on choosing fabrics and gown construction

Author: Susan Khalje

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780801987571

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 521

Gives instructions for making four different kinds of bridal gowns, with a portfolio of the author's creations, and tips on choosing fabrics and gown construction

Home Sewing Couture Techniques

In Home Sewing Couture Techniques fashion designer Kenneth King takes an in-depth look at workroom construction techniques and provides clear, step-by-step instruction in the basic, reliable techniques of classical couture.

Author: Kenneth D. King

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781845433079

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 176

View: 818

In Home Sewing Couture Techniques fashion designer Kenneth King takes an in-depth look at workroom construction techniques and provides clear, step-by-step instruction in the basic, reliable techniques of classical couture. His shortcuts, careful instruction and advice help sewers at every levels to produce impeccable results at home. Each technique is presented with simple, how-to drawings and detailed step-by-step instruction. Fashion-forward photographs of the designer’s own couture, and tight shots of fabrics and construction and decorative detail show the finished effects. Chapters include Choosing Fabrics, Equipment and Tools, Designer Finishes, Piping, Pockets and Buttonholes, The Tailored Shoulder, Designer Embellishments, and Fashion Handbags. With Home Sewing Couture Techniques you have a straightforward designer handbook of versatile techniques that produce designer-quality results every time. About the author Haberdasher to the stars, Kenneth D. King has designed clothing, home furnishings and accessories for Elton John, Jim Carrey and many other celebrities. He is professor of haute couture at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and also the author of Designer Bead Embroidery.

Couture Sewing the Couture Cardigan Jacket

If you want to make a jacket with the impeccable look of Chanel, this is the book to have.

Author: Claire B. Shaeffer

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781600859557

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 144

View: 243

Learn to sew beautifully embellished pillows at home. This pattern collection features designer techniques, simplified for the home sewer, and easy-to-follow instructions for making ten fabulous pillows. Whether you're updating your house, creating a house-warming gift to be cherished, or simply working on your sewing techniques, sewing enthusiasts of every skill level will enjoy the results of these wonderful patterns

Design Room Techniques

A compilation of the sewing exercises the author taught in her two degree fashion courses: the introductory sewing course, and the capstone couture sewing course, finished samples and patterns for the book's exercises are presented on the ...

Author: Laurel Hoffman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780966323641

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 448

View: 628


Creating Original Garments Using Couture Sewing Methods

As part of my research, I examined the techniques and methods used in couture sewing from the past to the present.

Author: Nicole S. Eckerson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 56

View: 287

As part of my research, I examined the techniques and methods used in couture sewing from the past to the present. After researching couture sewing methods, I [created] three original garments. Justification for this research is to provide advanced knowledge in couture sewing methods, which will enable me to educate others on couture sewing and to sustain the practice and use of such techniques.

Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

New to this Edition: New Chapter 5 "Stitching Knits: Working with Stretch" and Chapter 7 "Fitting: Developing an 'Eye' for Good Fit" New chapter order reflects the stitching order of garments

Author: Julie Cole

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1609019253

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 608

View: 627

It is impossible to have good designs without having accurate quality construction skills. Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers is an up-to-date sewing guide that teaches fashion design students the skills they will need to execute their original designs in a professional environment. Each chapter covers a particular theme, such as collars, and reflects the order of assembly of any garment. More than 1,000 detailed and annotated sketches provide visual support to the techniques covered. New to this Edition: New Chapter 5 Stitching Knits: Working with Stretch New Chapter 7 Fitting: Developing an "Eye" for Good Fit Chapter order has been reorganized to reflect the stitching order of garments

Vintage Couture Tailoring

This practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring and brings vintage couture tailoring within the reach of all.

Author: Thomas von Nordheim

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975887

Category: Design

Page: 160

View: 168

Traditional tailoring is a fascinating craft, which has not changed for many centuries, however, the techniques are now known only by a few practising in the best couture ateliers and bespoke tailor's workrooms. Nothing feels quite so luxurious or sophisticated as bespoke clothes, but the tailoring skills they require are often seen to be shrouded in mystery and the clothes therefore only accessible to the rich and famous. This practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring and brings vintage couture tailoring within the reach of all. With step-by-step photographs and professional tips throughout, it shows how a ladies' jacket is made and thereby introduces a range of fundamental tailoring techniques. These can be used for garments for either gender, as well as other sewing projects: moulding fabric to shape with the iron; employing loose interfacings; hollow shoulder construction; pad stitching canvas; interlining and weighting hems;making tailored and bound buttonholes;.... and many more forgotten techniques.Written by a tailor of international repute, Vintage Couture Tailoring is dedicated to all who appreciate the highest standard of craftsmanship, and who like using their eyes and hands to produce beautiful garments.Vintage couture tailoring is practised by only a few establishments around the world today and this practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring. An invaluable guide for professionals wishing to further their skills, and for enthusiasts with an interest in traditional tailoring. Shows how to make a ladies' jacket from preparation through to assembly and reveals the exquisite finishing details that are the hallmark of couture tailoring. Superbly illustrated with 417 colour step-by-step photographs.Thomas von Nordheim is a tailor of international repute.

Illustrated Guide to Sewing Couture Techniques

Learn the timeless skills and techniques of sewing designer quality fashions, and creating one of a kind, custom fitted pieces that have shape, strength and beauty.

Author: Fox Chapel Publishing

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607650282

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 743

Learn the timeless skills and techniques of sewing designer quality fashions, and creating one of a kind, custom fitted pieces that have shape, strength and beauty.

Couture Tailoring

Based on couture techniques learnt from master tailors, this book begins with the equipment, materials, design elements, and sewing and construction techniques used in all types of tailoring.

Author: Claire Shaeffer

Publisher: Laurence King

ISBN: 9781786275752

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 352

View: 532

Bestselling author Claire Shaeffer teaches you everything you need to know to design and sew the perfect jacket. Based on couture techniques learnt from master tailors, this book begins with the equipment, materials, design elements, and sewing and construction techniques used in all types of tailoring. Part Two provides an illustrated step-by-step guide to making a couture jacket, explaining all the design options and alternative methods for making every element including collars, sleeves, and pockets.

Couture

Covers fit, pressing, details, darts, bias binding, piping, gathers, circular ruffles, sleeves, shoulder pads, topstitching, pockets, and buttonholes

Author: Roberta C. Carr

Publisher: Palmer Pletsch Pub

ISBN: 9780935278286

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 491

Covers fit, pressing, details, darts, bias binding, piping, gathers, circular ruffles, sleeves, shoulder pads, topstitching, pockets, and buttonholes

The Dressmaker s Technique Bible

This book includes illustrated instructions, which explain the essential dressmaking techniques. It is suitable for beginners, or those who are already designing or making their own clothes.

Author: Lorna Knight

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715329542

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 256

View: 619

This text presents a complete guide to fashion sewing techniques, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishments or designing garments from scratch. Easy-to-follow instructions explain the essential dressmaking techniques, allowing you to work confidently from a pattern to create beautiful clothes.

Complete Dressmaking Skills

This comprehensive guide provides instruction in a wide range of dressmaking techniques, from how to use and adapt patterns, to sewing hems, zippers, and adding embellishments.

Author: Lorna Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781782210245

Category: Dressmaking

Page: 256

View: 262

This comprehensive guide provides instruction in a wide range of dressmaking techniques, from how to use and adapt patterns, to sewing hems, zippers, and adding embellishments.

Sew Any Fabric

Claire's unique fabric/fiber dictionary cross-reference over 600 additional fabrics. &break;&break;An invaluable reference for any one who sews, Sew Any Fabric provides practical, clear information for novices and inspiration for more ...

Author: Claire Shaeffer

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780873496438

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 990

Fabric Basics at Your Fingertips &break;&break;Have you ever wished you could call an expert and ask for a five-minute explanation on the particulars of a fabric you are sewing? Claire Shaeffer provides this key information for 88 of today's most popular fabrics. In this handy, easy-to-follow reference, she guides you through all the basics while providing hints, tips, and suggestions base don her 20-plus years as a college instructor, pattern designers, and author. &break;&break;In each concise chapter, Claire shares fabric facts, design ideas, workroom secrets, and her sewing checklist, as well as her sewability classification to advice you on the difficulty of sewing each fabric. Color photographs offer further ideas. The succeeding sections offer sewing techniques and advice on needles, threads, stabilizers, and interfacings. Claire's unique fabric/fiber dictionary cross-reference over 600 additional fabrics. &break;&break;An invaluable reference for any one who sews, Sew Any Fabric provides practical, clear information for novices and inspiration for more experienced sewers who are looking for new ideas and techniques.

Gertie s New Book for Better Sewing

Presents lessons on sewing and customization techniques that can be used to create and enhance a vintage wardrobe, covering such topics as sizing, prepping, tailoring, patternmaking, and fitting.

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781584799917

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 293

Presents lessons on sewing and customization techniques that can be used to create and enhance a vintage wardrobe, covering such topics as sizing, prepping, tailoring, patternmaking, and fitting.