Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Couture Techniques: The Home Sewing Guide to Creating Designer Looks

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Learn the techniques to create flawless details and a perfect fit.
You've seen the work of top fashion designers on the red carpet, the runway, and glossy magazines. Their garments are always of the finest fabric while the craftsmanship-from the perfect fit to the impeccable seams- is of the highest standard. How do they create such elegant, one-of-a-kind fashions?
With the Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Couture Techniques, you can now create ...

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Overview

Learn the techniques to create flawless details and a perfect fit.
You've seen the work of top fashion designers on the red carpet, the runway, and glossy magazines. Their garments are always of the finest fabric while the craftsmanship-from the perfect fit to the impeccable seams- is of the highest standard. How do they create such elegant, one-of-a-kind fashions?
With the Illustrated Guide to Sewing: Couture Techniques, you can now create your own designer-qualitty garments by learning the elements that separate basic sewing from couture sewing. The clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions wil guide you through the time-honored methods of custom fitting, meticulous handwork, and quality construction that, when combined with premium fabrics, result in one-of-a-kind garments with strength, shape, and beauty. Best of all, by learning the couture standard of excellence, you will have the satisfaction of creating fashions that represent your own high standards of style, detail, and elegance.
Timeless Sewing Techniques that Never Go Out of Fashion
The Ilustrated Guide ot Sewing Series teaches the classic techniques that have been employed by seamstresses and desisgners for years. Whether makinga tailored suit, a little black dress, or custom drapery- this series covers everything you need to know about choosing fabric, taking measurements, altering patterns, fitting, design, and more.
Other books in the series include:
Tailoring
Garment Construction

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This illustrated sewing guide takes readers through the characteristics that separate basic sewing from couture such as a custom fit, meticulous handwork, and quality construction. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind fashions that have shape, strength, and beauty.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235342
  • Publisher: Design Originals
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 731,338
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Fox Chapel Publishing publishes books, magazines, patterns, and videos for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. We inspire and inform readers who enjoy a variety of crafts and hobbies, including woodworking, arts and crafts, home & garden, outdoor projects, cooking and much more. Our greatest joy comes from working with talented craftspeople to make their designs and techniques available for everyone who shares the love of creating things by hand. We publish two magazines, Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and have over 1000 backlist titles including Design Originals, Heliconia Press, and Plain White Press imprints.

Peg Couch is an amateur seamstress and Editorial Director at Fox Chapel Publishing. She served as the style editor for Tree Craft and the editor for the Illustrated Guide to Sewing Series.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Premium Fabrics
*Handling fine fabrics
*Selecting and caring for fine fabrics
*Working with bold patterns: stripes, plaids, flowers
*Laying out and matching bold designs
Chapter 2: Fitting
*Taking measurements
*Matching pattern to figure measurements
*Matching pattern to muslin (in depth)
Chapter 3: Couture Techniques
*Basic stitches of couturier
*Collars
*Linings visible and invisible
*Pickets discreet flat welting
*Hemlines flared or reinforced
*Waistlines inset, contour, seamed
*Seams welt, corner, etc.
*Fasteners concealed or revealed

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