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Couture Techniques: The Home Sewing Guide to Creating Designer Looks

Couture Techniques: The Home Sewing Guide to Creating Designer Looks

Paperback Illustrated Guide to Sewing

Edited by Peg Couch

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 224mm x 15mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 21 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: East Petersberg
  • ISBN 10: 1565235347
  • ISBN 13: 9781565235342
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes illustrations & diagrams
  • Sales rank: 154,061

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This title helps you 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. "Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Couture Techniques" guides readers through the characteristics that separate basic sewing from couture such as a custom fit, meticulous handwork and quality construction. Starting with an overview on important topics such as working with fine fabrics, custom fitting garments and hand stitching, readers will go on to learn how to create one of a kind fashions that have shape, strength and beauty with close up chapters on creating couture collars, necklines, sleeves and more.

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Peg Couch is an amateur seamstress and book acquisition editor at Fox Chapel Publishing. Fox Chapel Publishing crafts information for a hands on world. With over 350 backlist titles, two magazines and over 35 new books each year; Fox Chapel specialises in educating and inspiring crafters working in a variety of mediums including sewing, woodworking and others.

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This illustrated sewing guide takes readers through the characteristics that separate basic sewing from couture such as a custom fit, meticulous handwork, and quality construction. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind fashions that have shape, strength, and beauty.

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Learn the techniques to create flawless details and a perfect fit. You've seen the work of top fashion designers on the red carpet, the runway, and glossy magazines. Their garments are always of the finest fabric while the craftsmanship-from the perfect fit to the impeccable seams- is of the highest standard. How do they create such elegant, one-of-a-kind fashions? With the Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Couture Techniques, you can now create your own designer-qualitty garments by learning the elements that separate basic sewing from couture sewing. The clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions wil guide you through the time-honored methods of custom fitting, meticulous handwork, and quality construction that, when combined with premium fabrics, result in one-of-a-kind garments with strength, shape, and beauty. Best of all, by learning the couture standard of excellence, you will have the satisfaction of creating fashions that represent your own high standards of style, detail, and elegance. Timeless Sewing Techniques that Never Go Out of Fashion The Ilustrated Guide ot Sewing Series teaches the classic techniques that have been employed by seamstresses and desisgners for years. Whether makinga tailored suit, a little black dress, or custom drapery- this series covers everything you need to know about choosing fabric, taking measurements, altering patterns, fitting, design, and more. Other books in the series include: Tailoring Garment Construction