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High 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, 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

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.

Patternmaking 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 patternsódart manipulation, added fullness, and contouringówith 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 merchandising.

Every 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 Figure
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.

Power 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.

American Dress Pattern Catalog ,
1873-1909

Patterns of Fashion 2 :
Englishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction
C.1860-1940

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