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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 Shaeffer is an internationally respected author, lecturer, college instructor and columnist. Her innovative sewing techniques and easy-to-read instructions have guided readers and students through many sewing facets of the garment industry. She wrote the celebrated Couture Sewing Techniques for Taunton Press and has authored and starred in a multitude of successful videos on couture sewing.
Every home sewist needs this book! Beautiful photos, techniques explained clearly, TONS of info but not overwhelming.Published 1 month ago by jessica
LOTS of information (text and illustrations) to take your sewing skills to a higher level.Published 1 month ago by PS
I sew, but not a great seamstress. I know that after getting through with chemotherapy I will put the book to good use.Published 1 month ago by ISABELA G. ZAPATA
Not thrilled with the book and I was looking for sewing techniques for Victorian dresses. Not practical for my sewing needsPublished 2 months ago by Trudi Clay