Most of us have at some time watched the major fashion shows from London or Paris, or have flicked through magazines that have clothes that seem that little bit better than the run-of-the-mill clothing lines. Perhaps we want to buy them but then notice the price tag! But what makes these clothes appear so much better and worth so much more than the ones we make at home?
The answer is the ‘Haute Couture‘ fashion industry. If you want to turn your basic dress sewing pattern into something with added Wow! then this book will show you everything you need to know about getting that couture look.
Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated by Claire Shaeffer
Using basic language and lots of photographs, Claire lovingly explains the history of Haute Couture clothing and then gives step-by-step instructions on how to sew couture clothing yourself. This book is not for the basic beginner but is suitable for anyone with some sewing experience, lots of patience and lots more time. With Claire’s friendly guidance, you can learn to use these couture skills to upgrade your home-made clothing into amazing clothing.
The main factors in couture fashion include the cut, hand-finishing (yep – lots of hand sewing required) and the exceptional tailored fit. The small details which can sometimes be a bit less polished, such as zippers, pockets, collars and seams, are all given the couture treatment in this book. If you just add one technique to your sewing skills your finished projects will be more professional to the eye.
There are also lots of handy hints scattered throughout the pages and Claire’s tone of writing is informative and helpful. If you find the skills and time required for these projects daunting, then Couture Sewing Techniques Revised and Updated is a great addition to your sewing library as just a reading book. A great gift and a fascinating read.
Interested in buying this book, find it here: Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated
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