The Art of Couture Sewing

The Art of Couture Sewing

by Zoya Nudelman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563675390

ISBN-13: 9781563675393

Pub. Date: 06/28/2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The Art of Couture Sewing is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book covers tools and supplies then discusses matching fabrics with the appropriate needle, thread, pressing, and construction techniques. The types of closures, hems and finishes used in couture as

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The Art of Couture Sewing is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book covers tools and supplies then discusses matching fabrics with the appropriate needle, thread, pressing, and construction techniques. The types of closures, hems and finishes used in couture as well as basic draping techniques are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations.

Nudelman covers many embellishment techniques, including beading, embroidering, and fine stitching with added sections on shisha, couching, eyelet overcasting and ribbon rosette stitches. Highly illustrated with photographs of couture designs as well as close-ups of finishes and details, The Art of Couture Sewing will inspire the design of high-quality garments using couture techniques.

New to this edition
~Expanded coverage of corset history, design, and construction
~New chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats
~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the book

Features
~End-of-chapter biographies discuss notable designers and their couture techniques, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Vera Wang
~More than 1,300 color photos and illustrations

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563675393
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
691,741
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction to Couture
2. The Art of Textiles
3. Uses of Sewing Tools and Supplies
4. The Skill of Hand and Machine Stitching
5. The Skill of Couture Draping
6. The Art of Skirts
7. The Secret of the Corset
8. The Skill of Fabric Manipulation
9. The Skill of Garment Embellishment
10. The Secret of Closures
11. The Skill of Hems and Other Edge Finishes
12. The Skill of Basic Tailoring
Glossary
Credits
Index

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