Customer Review

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Certainly not my definition of 'Couture', 18 Nov 2009
This review is from: Home Sewing Couture Techniques: Professional, Design-Quality Fashion: Create Design-quality Fashion (Paperback)
Mine eyes!... Based on the recommendations on Amazon I purchased this book. My copy arrived today, and whilst I can't really assess how well written the tips are (I'd need to try them out, step by step, on my sewing machine first), there certainly ain't anything 'Couture' about them... The pictures and fashion are absolutely hideous - one fussy, garish, cheap, tacky outfit after another (without forgetting the most heinously upholstered chair!). The picture on the cover should have given it away, sadly I didn't click 'enlarge' to check it out before buying. As for the alleged 'couture' tips: how to make a single/ double welt pocket, adding piping to a jacket, bound buttonholes, etc. these are all basic tailoring... not Couture. I have many sewing books already, and this only repeats what I aleady know. A sham in (very) ugly clothes.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments

Tracked by 1 customer

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-1 of 1 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 17 Apr 2011 07:46:06 BDT
C. Conrad says:
Enjoyed your review. I wish you'd recommended a couple of sewing books you do like, as an alternative.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.0 out of 5 stars (6 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (4)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
Used & New from: 51.97
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: London, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,371,012