Synopses & Reviews
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
Claire Shaeffer is an internationally respected author, lecturer, college instructor and columnist. Her innovative sewing techniques and easy-to-read instructions have guided readers and students through many sewing facets of the garment industry. She wrote the celebrated Couture Sewing Techniques for Taunton Press and has authored and starred in a multitude of successful videos on couture sewing.
Table of Contents
1. Tailoring Techniques for Buttonholes
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
How to Measure Length
6. Couture Construction Techniques
Couture Sewing Techniques and Stitches
Garment Index and Designer Bios
About the AuthorAcknowledgements