The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques unlocks the door to stunning results with better shaping, simpler construction methods, and professional finishing touches.
Author: Lynda Maynard
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Packed with professional techniques and tips, The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques takes the mystery out of the sewing and finishing techniques that many dressmakers assume are either extremely difficult or are only for professional fashion designers. Fashion designer and expert sewist Lynda Maynard tackles each professional technique with clear instructions in simple step-by-step stages. Once these skills are understood, sewists will embrace their dressmaking projects with more confidence and the ability to create chic, refined looks. The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques unlocks the door to stunning results with better shaping, simpler construction methods, and professional finishing touches. Lynda also explains several seemingly difficult "secrets," from making bindings and finishing for hems, armholes, and necklines to underpinnings and structuring techniques. Plus, she teaches how to master finishing touches from textured stitches to couching and applique. A complete guide to the fabrics suited to each technique and inspirational fashion photography are also included.
This book includes illustrated instructions, which explain the essential dressmaking techniques. It is suitable for beginners, or those who are already designing or making their own clothes.
Author: Lorna Knight
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
This text presents a complete guide to fashion sewing techniques, whether you are following a pattern, adding embellishments or designing garments from scratch. Easy-to-follow instructions explain the essential dressmaking techniques, allowing you to work confidently from a pattern to create beautiful clothes.
In Home Sewing Couture Techniques fashion designer Kenneth King takes an in-depth look at workroom construction techniques and provides clear, step-by-step instruction in the basic, reliable techniques of classical couture.
Author: Kenneth D. King
In Home Sewing Couture Techniques fashion designer Kenneth King takes an in-depth look at workroom construction techniques and provides clear, step-by-step instruction in the basic, reliable techniques of classical couture. His shortcuts, careful instruction and advice help sewers at every levels to produce impeccable results at home. Each technique is presented with simple, how-to drawings and detailed step-by-step instruction. Fashion-forward photographs of the designer’s own couture, and tight shots of fabrics and construction and decorative detail show the finished effects. Chapters include Choosing Fabrics, Equipment and Tools, Designer Finishes, Piping, Pockets and Buttonholes, The Tailored Shoulder, Designer Embellishments, and Fashion Handbags. With Home Sewing Couture Techniques you have a straightforward designer handbook of versatile techniques that produce designer-quality results every time. About the author Haberdasher to the stars, Kenneth D. King has designed clothing, home furnishings and accessories for Elton John, Jim Carrey and many other celebrities. He is professor of haute couture at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and also the author of Designer Bead Embroidery.
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resources There are tons of great fabric resources out. The ColeTTe Sewing handbook by Sarai Mitnick A good book for those new to sewing who want to
make their own garments ... The techniques are useful; I use this book often for
Author: Dolin Bliss O'Shea
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly. . . . Each of these women had an influential take on the most classic wardrobe staple of all: the Little Black Dress. In this chic sewing book, patternmaker Dolin Bliss O'Shea pulls inspiration from famous LBDs throughout history—including Mary Quant's mod mini, a classic wrap dress worn by Liza Minelli, Princess Diana's smart A-line, and more—and offers patterns for reinterpreted versions that are perfectly stylish. Including 10 full dress patterns with sewing variations to make 20 garments in all, a primer on sewing techniques, vintage photographs of style icons, and full-color shots of the finished pieces, this book has everything fashionistas need to bring timeless style right into their closets.
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This new edition focuses on updating these timeless construction techniques through extensive use of all new photography and digital illustrations to enhance the clarity of each process.
Author: Roberto Cabrera
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Since its first publication, Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear has been the authoritative resource for custom hand tailoring production. This new edition focuses on updating these timeless construction techniques through extensive use of all new photography and digital illustrations to enhance the clarity of each process. The enduring art of tailoring and the nature of bespoke tailoring processes means that the techniques presented in the first edition remain as relevant for today's designers as ever. The new edition is updated with information on measuring, alternative approached in use today and 748 all new photographs and illustrations. It also includes a brief overview of contemporary tailoring and the identifying key components of luxury tailoring from Britain, Italy and the Unites States. This introduction also familiarizes the reader with ways in which traditional production methods have been used in the development of luxury ready-to-wear men's tailoring. The text is ideal for students with basic design, patternmaking and sewing skills of at least an intermediate level for courses including Tailoring Techniques, Menswear Design, Couture Sewing, Intermediate or Advanced Construction Techniques, Costume Construction and Fashion Design Studios. Instructor's Guide available.
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Author: Ruth Singer
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A comprehensive resource is not only filled with easy-to-use instructions, it also contains over 750 full-color photos that complement explanations of both basic and advanced techniques and instructions for 20 functional, fashionable sewing projects.