Cool Couture: Construction Secrets for Runway Style

Cool Couture: Construction Secrets for Runway Style

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by Kenneth D King
     
 

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Cool Couture is a home sewer’s guide to professional, designer-quality construction and finishing. Fashion designer Kenneth King provides step-by-step instruction in the basic, reliable techniques of classical couture.

He provides his own shortcuts, careful instruction, and advice to help home sewers of every level produce impeccable results.

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Overview

Cool Couture is a home sewer’s guide to professional, designer-quality construction and finishing. Fashion designer Kenneth King provides step-by-step instruction in the basic, reliable techniques of classical couture.

He provides his own shortcuts, careful instruction, and advice to help home sewers of every level produce impeccable results. Each technique is presented with simple how-to drawings and detailed step-by-step instruction. Fashion-forward photographs of the designer’s own couture garments and tight shots of fabrics and construction and decorative detail show the finished effects. This book is an essential reference book of couture techniques for home sewers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589233898
Publisher:
Creative Publishing int'l
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Series:
Singer Studio Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
641,206
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Haberdasher to the stars, Kenneth D. King has designed clothing, home furnishings, and accessories for Elton John, Jim Carrey, and others. He is professor of haute couture at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and sewing expert on the PBS series Sewing Today. He is also the author of Designer Bead Embroidery (CPi, 2006).

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Cool Couture: Construction Secrets for Runway Style 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
sewingmom More than 1 year ago
I love Kenneth King. However, this book is just a repeat of the first book. The other issue that I don't find appealing is the lack of projects. He did this intentionally so that his techniques could be used in any project. The pictures are very good and the directions seem very thorough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always admired Kenneth's fashion style and this book shows some of his of tricks such as choosing fabrics, understructure of fabrics, edge and seam finishes, piping and my favorite, pocket and buttonholes especially the welt pocket. Love the embellishments such as Chinese knots and how to make your own tassels. The pictures are a big help also.
emgoh More than 1 year ago
This book was easy to navigate and has lots of useful sewing technique information. I know some reviewers were disappointed because it is too much like his earlier books, but since those books appear to be out of print and only available as used copies, it doesn't matter to me. I'd rather have a new copy anyway. Also interesting to note that on other bookseller sites the reviews for this book are all 4 and 5 stars. Not sure why the reviews are so low at Barnes & Noble?
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