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With clarity and a profound respect for technique and application, Claire Shaeffer brings one into an haute-couture atelier, where the realm of possibility has no boundaries. She imparts the secrets of hand-work that allow a garment to become weightless, a wisp of dimension for the wearer. She pays homage to the gods of the craft and bows to the church of haute couture. --Ralph Rucci, designer
As every Vogue Patterns reader knows, Claire Shaeffer can unravel couture garment construction better than anyone, and her revised and updated version of Couture Sewing Techniques is the authoritative guide to haute couture techniques In it, Shaeffer demystifies designer garments and gives you the confidence to try the techniques and practiced in the ateliers of the haute couture. A must-have for all serious sewers. –Vogue Patterns
Claire B. Shaeffer is an internationally recognized 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.
I was very excited about this book based on other reviews. I received it today, and am disappointed. Read morePublished 3 days ago by dee
I'm a novice when it comes to sewing, but the world of haute couture has always fascinated me, so when I saw this book I thought it'd make a great addition to my bookshelf. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Kalyn Salgueiro
A great book to have in my sewing library. Couture techniques described are accurate and good reading if you are into couture sewing.Published 18 days ago by Wellesley James
Not quite as user friendly as the original, but far more info. Not a book for beginners, but indispensable to anyone who sews for the love of it.Published 20 days ago by Yolanda Zachwieja