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Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers
Internationally known sewing expert Claire Schaeffer
reveals the secrets of high-fashion legends such as Geoffrey
Beene, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Liz
Claiborne, and Calvin Klein. Claire's illustrated,
step-by-step instructions let you duplicate the design details
made famous in expensive ready-to-wear. Plus, Claire's timesaving
patternmaking and copying methods can be used to create
one-of-a-kind, original garments.
Only a few simple tools and patternmaking skills are needed to
copy your favorite garments.
"A surefire bible for any sewer who yearns to copy
the high-priced couture garments seen at retail."--Victor Costa,
"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
Internationally known sewing expert Claire Schaeffer reveals the
secrets of high-fashion legends such as Geoffrey Beene, Ralph
Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Liz Claiborne, and
Calvin Klein. Claire's illustrated, step-by-step instructions let
you duplicate the design details made famous in expensive
ready-to-wear. Plus, Claire's timesaving patternmaking and copying
methods can be used to create one-of-a-kind, original garments.
Only a few simple tools and patternmaking skills are
needed to copy your favorite garments.
Claire Schaeffer has studied in the high-fashion
workrooms of New York and Europe and is known for her
easy-to-follow and innovative sewing techniques. She has authored
more than a dozen books, including Couture Sewing Techniques
and Claire Schaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide.
for Fashion Design
This quintessential guide to patternmaking offers
comprehensive coverage, clear illustrations and easy-to-follow
instructions, providing users with all the relevant information
necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of
their complexity. Covers the three steps in the development of
design patterns—dart manipulation, added fullness, and
contouring—with a central theme that all designs are based on one,
or more of these three major patternmaking and design principles.
Includes a fashion sketch for each project with an analysis of the
design, and focuses on pattern plot and manipulation for
developing the patterns. Illustrates several methods for
knock-offs, and dedicates new sections on fitting corrections for
the basic pattern set and the four pant foundation;
menswear; patternmaking for bias-cut garments; revised
drafting instructions and standard measurement charts; how to
modify the bodice to fit the different sizes of bust cups;
constructed support for strapless designs, and more. Presents
additional and more challenging design projects for the advanced
reader. For dressmakers, home sewers, manufacturing
companies, and professionals in fashion design and fashion
Sewer's Guide to the Perfect Fit
Two expert instructors demonstrate how to adjust commercial
patterns to make clothes that actually fit real bodies.
They begin with accurate measuring and creating a personalized
"master" pattern that is a customized map of a single body. Once
completed, the master can be used to alter any commercial pattern
for a perfect fit. 90 photos, 30 in color.
New Complete Guide to Sewing :
Step-By-Step Techniques for Making Clothes
and Home Accessories
Fit for Real People :
Sew Great Clothes Using Any Pattern!
Fast Fit : Easy Pattern Alterations for Every
Sandra Betzina has done it again. Whether she is sharing her
imaginative ideas for sewing original garments or advising
readers on the best way to make clothes that really fit, Betzina
hits the mark every time. In Fast Fit, the host of "Sew Perfect"
on HGTV and author of Power Sewing Step-by-Step offers
innovative, simple, and straightforward approaches to
sewing clothing with the best possible fit, and
ultimately, the most flattering look. Each fitting solution is
illustrated with a step-by-step description of the pattern
alteration and a photo of the correctly altered pattern. Fast
Fit simplifies the usually complex process of fitting. An
essential book for every sewing reference library, 200 color
photos and 52 drawings are included. The enclosed spiral binding
allows it to lie flat for use.
Sewing : Step-By-Step
Sandra Betzina, a renowned expert in the field, believes the shift
from button-sewing novice to "power sewer" can be achieved with a
minimum of fuss. Her Power Sewing Step-by-Step, in a handy spiral
binding, does just what the title implies, leading the reader
through the successful assembly process for each of a series of
garments. Starting with fabric selection, in each chapter Betzina
addresses pattern fitting, construction, and finishing. She
includes instructions for adding special garment details. For
example, in the pants chapter she offers a variety of pockets,
shows how to add a lining and choose one of four zipper options,
and demonstrates a method of eliminating the waistband altogether.
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