Couture Sewing

Couture Sewing

The Couture Skirt : More Sewing Secrets From A Chanel Collector

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Presents sewing methods based on the author's knowledge of haute couture construction and her research on original Chanel garments.

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Sew a signature skirt for yourself. An expert on Chanel's clothing, Claire B. Shaeffer shares her unique insider-expertise of the couture industry. In her latest book, Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt, she takes home sewers through each detailed step required to cut, fit, stitch, and construct a perfect designer-quality couture skirt.

Professional instruction from a renowned fashion expert! This book with DVD set presents the know how and design-atelier secrets to replicate the iconic Chanel faux-wrap skirt. The DVD offers a 90-minute comprehensive sewing workshop like Shaeffer's in-person smash hit, sell-out sewing classes.

  • Features more than 200 photographs, plus step-by-step instruction on couture-specific construction methods.
  • The companion DVD demonstrates essential sewing and construction techniques, professional tricks and shortcuts, and a careful study of existing Chanel skirts and suits (from Shaeffer's impressive couture collection).
  • Learn couture sewing techniques--used by professional designers and in European design ateliers--ideal for serious sewers, beginners seeking inspiration, and fashion mavens.

High-style for beginners and serious sewers. Find inspiration in Coco Chanel's classic, elegant style and learn impeccable construction secrets, characteristics of the Chanel skirt, the details which distinguish a couture skirt, and master traditional couture sewing skills:

  • Fabrics
  • Linings
  • Waistbands
  • Seam finishes and Details
  • Planning the Skirt
  • Layout and Mark, and much more

From the skirt to the iconic Chanel suit. With Shaeffer's previous must-read Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket (The Taunton Press, 2013) you will be able to create your own complete Chanel suit with a beautiful fit and finish!

& Taylor

A fashion design historian and haute couture expert focuses on the garments created by Chanel and offers home sewers the inside scoop on techniques, construction methods and design-atelier industry secrets to create their own impressive clothing. Includes companion step-by-step DVD. Original.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2014]
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781627103879
Branch Call Number: 687.04 SHA 2014
Characteristics: 139 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)


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