Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques

Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques

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By (author) Claire B. Shaeffer

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  • Publisher: Taunton Press Inc
  • Format: Mixed media product | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 251mm x 15mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 14 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Connecticut
  • ISBN 10: 1600855040
  • ISBN 13: 9781600855047
  • Edition statement: With DVD.
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, 200 photographs
  • Sales rank: 16,201

Product description

This is a new title from the author of the bestselling "Couture Sewing Techniques". It provides the techniques and knowledge to create garments with true designer professionalism. 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 Shaeffer's 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.

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Author information

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.