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The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques

Maynard, Lynda (Book - 2010 )
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The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques

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Packed with professional techniques and tips, The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques takes the mystery out of the sewing and finishing techniques that many dressmakers assume are either extremely difficult or are only for professional fashion designers. Fashion designer and expert sewist Lynda Maynard tackles each professional technique with clear instructions in simple step-by-step stages. Once these skills are understood, sewists will embrace their dressmaking projects with more confidence and the ability to create chic, refined looks. The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques unlocks the door to stunning results with better shaping, simpler construction methods, and professional finishing touches. Lynda also explains several seemingly difficult "secrets," from making bindings and finishing for hems, armholes, and necklines to underpinnings and structuring techniques. Plus, she teaches how to master finishing touches from textured stitches to couching and applique. A complete guide to the fabrics suited to each technique and inspirational fashion photography are also included.
Authors: Maynard, Lynda
Title: The dressmaker's handbook of couture sewing techniques
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. :, Interweave Press,, c2010
Characteristics: 160 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lynda Maynard
Contents: Couture technique selector
The couturier's kit
Bindings and finishes
Design details: on show
Design details: concealed
Designer underpinnings
Directory of luxury fabrics
Essential couture techniques
Alternate Title: Couture sewing techniques
ISBN: 9781596682474
Branch Call Number: 646.2 M4716d 2010
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