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Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques [Paperback]

Claire B. Shaeffer
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4 Mar 2013
Couture industry-insider Claire Shaeffer offers home sewers the techniques and knowledge to create garments with true designer professionalism. This book and DVD set contains a complete workshop in the fitting and tailoring sewing secrets of professional designers, the same curriculum that has made Shaeffers in-person classes smash-hit sell-outs. The DVD offers an in-depth tailoring workshop with Shaeffer and the book presents the class in printed form, along with intriguing details about the couture garments shown and information on the construction methods used by such renowned designers such as Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga and more.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Taunton; Pap/Dvdr edition (4 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600855040
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600855047
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Claire B. Shaeffer is an internationally recognised expert in fashion design history and construction techniques for haute couture and high-end ready-to-wear. She is a long-time designer for Vogue Patterns, a frequent contributor to Threads magazine and the author of numerous books.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book from Claire Shaeffer 22 April 2013
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I have other books by Claire, but this one is fantastic in terms of the layout, pictures and the added bonus of the DVD.
The book is clear and concise and a joy to refer to.

Would highly recommend this book.
Can't wait for her book on the iconic Chanel Jacket, as I have purchased Claires latest Vogue pattern - Chanel style jacket and successfully followed all her couture tips and techniques. This has resulted in a superior finish!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When in doubt, get your Shaeffer out... 23 Sep 2013
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Ms Shaeffer has done it again. She is a personal favourite of mine as she is concise and is super explanatory through her dialogue and illustrative photographs. More pointedly, she does lift the miasmic mystery that surrounds couture and lends a big hand to see above the loftyness of tailoring. That's enough rhetoric for now. It's a really digestable, good book. Buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couture sewing 3 July 2013
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Great tips in this book. It has certainly made me rethink about sewing and not attempting to rush things. Oh to be a designer!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good pics, clear instructions 16 Jan 2014
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If you want a book which will give you a good basis for sewing a tailored garment with most of the work hand sewn then this is a good book. It is a dressmaking book on tailoring, but still very good. I bought this at the same time as 'Vintage couture tailoring' and if I had to buy just one for tailoring methods it would be the latter. This is a good book for looking up stitches etc rather than instructions on how to put a jacket together.
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