Couture Tailoring: A Construction Guide for Women's Jackets (Paperback)
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Bestselling author Claire Shaeffer teaches you everything you need to know to plan and sew the perfect jacket. Based on couture techniques learnt from master tailors, this book begins with the equipment, materials, design elements, and sewing and construction techniques used in all types of tailoring. Part Two provides an illustrated step-by-step guide to making a couture jacket, explaining all the design options and alternative methods for making every element including collars, sleeves and pockets.
Couture Tailoring includes over 800 step-by-step illustrations throughout, over 200 photographs of couture jackets by Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and more than 100 couture tips.
Any aspiring tailor must have this book in their fashion library.
About the Author
Claire Shaeffer is the author of more than 20 books and taught college-level sewing courses for 22 years. She has lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco Fine Arts Museum.