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Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques [With DVD ROM]

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Publisher Comments:

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.

"Tailoring" presents sewing methods used in the European ateliers of Paris, Rome, and London. Via the DVD, Shaeffer will instruct readers in essential techniques such as making a bound buttonhole, converting darts to ease, creating a patch pocket, interfacing a hem, hand-stitching a fly zipper, and fitting sleeves. Where there is a trick or shortcut for a sewing method (without lowering the quality) Shaeffer demonstrates it, along with a host of more complicated tailoring techniques that improve the quality, looks, and lifespan of garments.

The companion book offers information on various designer's construction methods and images of couture and ready-to-wear garments from Shaeffer's own collection. The package is a perfect mix of instruction and insight into complex design-details that only could Shaeffer could provide.

About the Author

Palm Springs, California

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

1. Tailoring Techniques for Buttonholes

Thread Buttonhole

Bound Buttonhole

 

2. Tailoring Techniques for the Patch Pockets

 

3. Tailoring Techniques for the Interfaced Hems

 

4. Tailoring Techniques for Ease and Shaping: Darts and Sleeves

Converting Darts to Ease

Sleeve Cap and Header

 

5. Tailoring Techniques for Trousers: Fly-Front Zipper and Measuring Length

Fly-front Zipper

            How to Measure Length

 

6. Couture Construction Techniques

 

Appendices

Couture Sewing Techniques and Stitches

Garment Index and Designer Bios

Index

About the AuthorAcknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600855047
Author:
Shaeffer, Claire
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Author:
Claire
Author:
Shaeffer, Claire B.
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Edition Description:
With DVD ed.
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photos
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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