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
"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,
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
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.
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
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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 :
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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