"I strongly recommend this book for anyone trying to wrap their mind around fitting and sewing techniques. The couture techniques detailed in this book can easily be applied to many different style garments." - Debbie Colgrove, About.com Guide
Lynda Maynard has been designing and sewing clothes much of her life. She has a B.A. in textiles and clothing from San Jose State University and is an adjunct professor in the fashion design departments of two community colleges and a private design school in the San Francisco Bay area. She also has a private clientele challenging her to develop innovative techniques to create a superior product. She is known in the industry as a fit specialist and is the author of the audio book De-Mystifying Fit.
While I agree with many of the reviewers that this book does not deal, strictly speaking, with couture techniques, I still give this book a 5 star rating. Read morePublished 26 days ago by P. Norris
My sister (the person I purchased this for) loves this book. She is starting out, and new to sewing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by firelord554
Not a couture book? I'm surprised several reviewers said that. This book isn't a definitive guide on couture construction techniques, but let me assure you- this is couture. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I was so excited to get this book because I am one of the designers that have a difficult time trying to figure out what finish to use for my garments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Erica Hill
Just like some other comments mentioned: it is not a book for couture. However, it demonstrates, with images, many hand-sewing techniques that comes in quite handy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by barbara wai shan tai
Good book with a lot of information of techniques and style suggestions. I found it very useful.Published 3 months ago by Ryottie
I love this book, well written. This is a wonderful resource book, as I am starting to sew again and found that all I needed was a resource that I could use to reinforce my skills.Published 4 months ago by Mary k.