Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques [With DVD ROM] (Paperback)
Learn the tailoring techniques and sewing secrets of such renowned designers as Chanel, Dior, and Balenciaga. Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques is a complete sewing workshop packaged in a DVD and book ensemble.
Get an insider's view of the couture industry. Author and fashion expert Claire B. Shaeffer shares garment tailoring techniques, construction methods, and even short cuts used in the finest European ateliers of Paris, Rome and London.
Lessons come alive in the 90-minute DVD. Shaeffer presents viewers with an in-depth tailoring workshop, demonstrating key techniques such as converting darts to ease, creating a patch pocket, interfacing a hem, stitching a fly zipper, and making a bound buttonhole.
The companion book reinforces the instruction with step-by-step images of each technique. Whether you're seeking advice on high-fashion sewing techniques or you want to take your skills to the next level, Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques fits like a finely tailored suit.
About the Author
Claire B. Shaeffer is an internationally recognized 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.