The world of high fashion is a place where just a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Mistaken. Fashion historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, the industry bible, Couture Sewing Techniques, has been revised and up to date all through ― with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.
No one can resolve couture garment construction the way Shaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a great fit.Readers learn all of the basics ― and more importantly: easy methods to apply the techniques ― on skirts and sleeves, pockets and jackets, evening gowns, and more. Gorgeous photos, clear illustrations, and concise language combine to make this the most complete couture-sewing course to be had.