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High-Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers: A Step-By-Step Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets, Collars, Hems, and More (Rodale Sewing Book) Hardcover – May 1, 1997
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If you want your notched collars to lie smoothly like Ellen Tracy's, your pants zippers to be as invisibly fused with the inseam pocket as Giorgio Armani's, and your topstitched facings to have the impeccable look of Chanel, this is the book to have. Home sewers need and want exactly the kind of painstaking construction tips that Claire B. Shaeffer provides. She not only tells you how to add designer details such as those mentioned above, but also how to copy any garment, alter a sleeve, change seams to darts or folds (or vice versa), and make a basic pattern. This is one of the best intermediate sewing guides on the market.
“A surefire bible for any sewer who yearns to copy the high-priced couture garments seen at retail.” ―Victor Costa, Fashion Designer
“Serious sewing students have always looked to Claire Schaeffer's inside view of the industry as the link between ordinary home sewing and real professionalism. This book contains the information and techniques that we have been yearning for, asking for, and needing to evaluate the quality of our work.” ―Linda Lee, Owner of The Sewing Workshop, San Francisco, California--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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techniques "from the ground up" has made an enormous change in how I view the entire process.
This book is the best I have ever read and should be required reading for any