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Creating Couture Embellishment

Creating couture embellishment offers a step-by-step guide to manipulating fabric and making and applying a rich variety of embellishments. The heirloom quality created by the insertion or application of lace is also explored. Featuring a visual index of every embellishment in the book that is designed to offer inspiration as well as showcasing the myriad of choice, Creating Couture Embellishment provides a comprehensive sourcebook of ideas for the student, professional, and home sewer alike.

Chapters cover fabric-manipulation techniques of pleating, flowers, decorative ribbons and bows, tucking, ruffling, quilting, braids, and smocking, as well as the fabrication and application of feathers, embroidery, bias bindings and piping, shirring, fringe, beading, and passementerie. The finishing touches applied to a garment can take it from the realms of the ordinary to the heights of luxury.

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Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook

Inner construction shots will also be included, along with images of the full garments providing context for the details shown. Vintage details is a stunning collection of over 550 beautifully photographed details from previously unseen 20th-century vintage clothing. The images are arranged by detail: necklines, darts and fitting devices, texture, fastenings and buttonholes, cuffs, hems, sleeves, frills and flounces, stitching, embellishment, pleats, pockets, collars, and print.

. Easy to navigate and packed full of inspirational images, this book will become an indispensable reference to vintage detailing for fashion design students and professionals. Laurence King.


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Couture Sewing Techniques

Readers learn all the basics ― and more importantly: how to apply the techniques ― on skirts and sleeves, pockets and jackets, evening gowns, and more. No one can unravel couture garment construction the way Shaeffer can, from the art of hand sewing to mastering edge finishes, from classic closures to shaping a garment for a perfect fit.

Gorgeous photos, clear illustrations, and concise language combine to make this the most complete couture-sewing course available. Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques. Fashion historian Claire B. The world of haute couture is a place where only a privileged few can ever hope to reside, right? Wrong. Laurence King.

Shaeffer opened the door to this exclusive realm in her authoritative guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. And now, couture sewing techniques, the industry bible, has been revised and updated throughout ― with new photos and a chapter on specialty fabrics.


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Kenneth D. King's Smart Fitting Solutions: Foolproof Techniques to Fit Any Figure

King will teach you how to make perfect-fitting garments every time. King's fitting essentials, Kenneth takes an otherwise confusing process and makes it logical and straightforward. Taunton Press. Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques. From there, he explains his smart fitting methods―net gain add fabric, net loss remove fabric, or no net gain or loss move fabric around―to make the necessary corrections to the pattern.

Laurence King. Along the way, kenneth draws on his 30+ years of patternmaking and couturier experience to: help the sewer understand proportion, wearing ease, and design ease learn how to measure correctly learn about fitting and alteration methods learn how to make a muslin―the gold standard of test garments; and learn how to alter patterns for 35 upper body part issues the home sewer will also be privy to garment construction tips picked up during Kenneth's years of couture sewing―things that make complex details a breeze In Kenneth D.

No matter your size or shape, Kenneth D. In this comprehensive resource, kenneth shows the home sewer how to understand her shape and fitting options, as well as how to identify bad fit by reading the wrinkles in the garment.


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Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims

Chanel collector and couture sewing expert Claire B. One outfit, many looks. The garment index offers a sneak-peak into Shaeffer’s amazing couture collection and features unique designs by Davidow, Herrera, Jablow, Lagerfeld, and Chanel herself. This book with dvd set presents the know-how and design-atelier secrets that Shaeffer has developed after a lifetime of collecting and studying Chanel and other couture garments.

Shaeffer returns with couture sewing: Making Designer Trims to teach you everything you need to know to create and attach the perfect trim to any outfit. Professional instruction from a renowned fashion expert. After spending weeks creating a couture, Chanel-inspired suit it would be a shame to skimp on the trim.

Taunton Press. Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques. The devil is in the details. Taunton Press. Laurence King. Learn how to easily swap out one trim for another when you want a fresh look without creating a whole new garment. Among other skills, bands, lining, and braids•    create intricate seamed, you’ll learn how to:•    Topstitch like a pro to achieve a simple yet elegant trim•    Apply ribbons, piping, prairie points, and facing trims•    Make your very own cord-filled piping and crocheted trimsThe perfect finish to the perfect suit.

Paired with shaeffer’s previous books couture sewing: the couture cardigan Jacket The Taunton Press, 2013 and Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt The Taunton Press, 2015, you’ll be able to create the perfect Chanel-inspired suit of your dreams.


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The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making Alabama Studio

Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques. Laurence King. As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. In the geometry of hand-sewing chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions for both right- and left-handed stitchers for more than 100 stitches—from the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one’s repertoire further.

Taunton Press. But when natalie chanin and her alabama chanin and the school of making teams began to look at needlework closely, even seemingly elaborate ones, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, as easy as child’s play.

Taunton Press. These reusable cards can be stitched through for practicing just as children use lacing cards to learn to tie shoes or used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric. To simplify learning, the book also includes two plastic stitching cards die-cut with the grids on which every stitch in the book is based.

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Fashion Embroidery: Embroidery Techniques and Inspiration for Haute-Couture Clothing

Taunton Press. Whether you’re interested in adding monogrammed initials to your snuggly bathrobe, or adding sparkling beads to a new dress, stitching a flower on your favorite jacket, this beautifully illustrated book shows you how. Jessica pile offers an inspirational overview of the fashion industry, presenting examples of embroideries and embellishments by couturiers that include Christian Dior, Hardy Amies, Louis Vuitton, and Burberry.

It features hand-drawn designs, so it’s perfect for beginners looking to personalize their own clothes, and step-by-step guides, catwalk photographs, as well as more experienced embroiderers who want to apply new techniques to different fabrics. Laurence King. Add a unique touch to your clothes with this inspirational guide to couture embroidery and embellishment, written by Jessica Pile, the Production Director at Hand & Lock.

Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques. Taunton Press. She demonstrates the basics of three main techniques—goldwork, and embroidery stitching—and provides do-it-yourself projects with advice on fabric, tambour beading, tools, and terminology.


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The Art of Manipulating Fabric

The possibilities for three-dimensional manipulation of fabric - gathering, pleating, tucking, shirring, and quilting woven materials - are seemingly endless. Taunton Press. Working from the simplest possible form - a flat piece of cloth and a threaded needle - she categorizes all major dimensional techniques, show how they are related, and give examples of variations both traditional and modern.

Taunton Press. The result is an encyclopedia of techniques that resurface, reshape, restructure and reconstruct fabric. More than 350 diagrams support the extensive how-tos, organized into broad general categories, as well as garment and home decor sewers, then specific sub-techniquesHandsome photos galleries showcase the breathtaking possibilities in each technique and aid visual understanding by emphasizing the sculptured fabric surface with light and shadowTextile artists and quilters, will expand their design horizons with the almost limitless effects that can be achieved Laurence King.

To describe them all would be to describe the entire history of sewing. In the art of manipulating Fabric, Colette Wolff has set herself just this task, and she succeeds brilliantly. Krause Publ. Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques.


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The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional Results

For all our books; Cargo will be delivered in the required time. A complete guide to the fabrics suited to each technique and inspirational fashion photography are also included. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! This item condition is new. 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. Krause Publ. 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, armholes, " from making bindings and finishing for hems, and necklines to underpinnings and structuring techniques. Plus, she teaches how to master finishing touches from textured stitches to couching and applique. Laurence King. Taunton Press. Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques.




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A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing: Explore 30 Timeless Garments with History, Styling & Tips for Ready-to-Wear Results

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Laurence King. This item condition is new. Taunton Press. Taunton Press. Taunton press-Couture Sewing Techniques. For all our books; Cargo will be delivered in the required time. Discover the secrets to sewing a stylish wardrobe with staying power! This spirited guide walks you through thirty timeless garments to make for yourself, from the must have button-up shirt, tailored trousers and flattering A-line dress, to the indispensable Modern Classic Pencil Skirt Size 2-22 pattern and instructions included.

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For all our books; Cargo will be delivered in the required time. With these techniques, you will discover how to get a great fit with almost no measuring for any and all body types, including plus-size and athletic figures. Using his couture-inspired draping methods on both standard and custom-shaped body forms with great tips on how to make your own, David then demonstrates how to adjust shoulder and side seams, and armholes, necklines, sleeves, and add darts or new seams to achieve the fit you want for each silhouette.

Taunton Press. First, learn about unique fitting options for shirts and the basics of draping fabrics to be wrinkle-free. Krause Publ. With detailed explanations of essential techniques; clear, personalized,  learn to work with any body shape to achieve unique, step-by-step photos; and the basic patterns for sizes from XXXS to XXXL included in a pocket behind the front cover, and well-fitted basic shirt patterns for yourself or anyone else.

Do you enjoy sewing your own shirts and blouses, teacher, and renowned shirt-sewing expert david Page Coffin shows how you can easily transform the printed, but struggle with getting the right fit? In Sewing Shirts with a Perfect Fit, fitted, author, multi-sized patterns included with the book as well as patterns and favorite shirts you already have into three different customized basic shirt silhouettes—loose, and tight—for both men and women.

100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! Once you've covered the basic concepts and techniques, original step-by-step shirt design and construction projects that show a variety of classic shirt, shirt-jacket, put your knowledge into practice with the four distinctive,  and shirtdress stylesyou can make and perfectly fit with the included patterns.

Sewing shirts with a perfect fit will give you the skills you need to get the right fit every time!   Laurence King.


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