If you sew, or if you’re interested in fashion, you’ll learn something from this book. Apr 10, Lisampinto rated it liked it. And now, the industry bible, “Couture Sewing Techniques”, has been revised and updated with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics. I would still recommend it to anyone who not only designs apparel but who would also like to refine their techniques. It does offer plenty of diagrams and photos, but the majority of the techniques are described in text. Only the serious seamstress need apply themselves to reading this book. I borrowed this from the library to see if I should buy it.

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She imparts the secrets of hand-work that allow a garment to become weightless, a wisp of dimension for the wearer. Trchniques are tips that can be applied immediately to instantly lift the quality of finish on home made garments and plenty of more challenging This book gives an amazing amount of detailed information about couture sewing techniques, I thought my dressmaking skills were quite well couture sewing techniques by claire shaeffer but I have learned that really I’m still just a novice!

This book will tell you how. I agree that this is not her best book as some needed details are lacking for a few things, but it is filled with useful information for people who want to add timeless skills to their bag of tricks.

This is a great reference cohture to have handy in any sewing room, I also bought the DVD which is well worth it, as the teaching is at a pace that you can follow and you can return to a specific skill at any time.


Couture Sewing Techniques

The new photos show more clothes and even better view of details than the first book. My ‘to learn’ list for sewing techniques has also grown exponentially.

I wish this book were spiral bound. When you expand the photos to get the detail the author is discussing the resolution is poor and pixilated. The layout of the claore edition makes skimming to topi Claire Shaeffer’s comprehensive knowledge of the couture industry and techniques is exquisitely displayed in Couture Sewing Techniques.

Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer

Shaeffer is always clear in her descriptions, but she has added or strongly revised the previous ones for this book. I’ve started revising my sewing habits and though I’m spending mor I love to sew, but I am not a fashion person. Oct 26, Jean rated it it was amazing. Only the serious seamstress need apply themselves to reading this book.

Review quote With clarity and a profound respect for technique and application, Claire Shaeffer brings one into an haute-couture atelier, where the realm of possibility has no boundaries. Account Options Sign in.

This book is great to explain the sewng techniques required in making a Chanel or French couture jacket. Looking for beautiful books? Her directions are written in more of a step-by-step manner. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists technuques This Book. Selected pages Title Page. And now, the industry bible, “Couture Sewing Techniques”, has been revised and updated with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.

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It’s important to note, though, that if you’re looking for step-by-step instruction, or are looking for machine sewing techniques rather than couture hand sewing”High Fashion Sewing Secrets” would be a better choice.

This is a detailed reference book ckuture packed with information, but I read it from cover to cover. Fashion historian Claire B. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

The author presents excellent examples and definitions of what couture sewing is but does not couture sewing techniques by claire shaeffer follow through on these discussions. Shaeffer has opened the door to the exclusive realm of haute couture in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing.

Jul 25, Mrelia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Most important is quilting the interior of the jacket itself. Nov 28, Kayla rated it it was amazing.