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The Art of Couture Sewing

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The Art of Couture Sewing is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book covers tools and supplies then discusses matching fabrics with the appropriate needle, thread, pressing, and construction techniques. The types of closures, hems and finishes used in couture as well as basic draping techniques are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations. Nudelman covers many embellishment techniques, including beading, embroidering, and fine stitching with added sections on shisha, couching, eyelet overcasting and ribbon rosette stitches. Highly illustrated with photographs of couture designs as well as close-ups of finishes and details, The Art of Couture Sewing will inspire the design of high-quality garments using couture techniques.New to this edition~Expanded coverage of corset history, design, and construction~New chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the bookFeatures~End-of-chapter biographies discuss notable designers and their couture techniques, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Vera Wang~More than 1,300 color photos and illustrations

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781609018313
ISBN-10: 1609018311
Pagini: 456
Ilustrații: 770 color illus
Dimensiuni: 215 x 280 x 25 mm
Greutate: 1.68 kg
Ediția: 2nd edition
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Fairchild Books
Locul publicării: New York, United States

Caracteristici

Objectives, summaries, projects and key terms in each chapter help readers fine-tune their skills

Notă biografică

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago, USA.


Cuprins

Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction to Couture 2. The Art of Textiles 3. Uses of Sewing Tools and Supplies 4. The Skill of Hand and Machine Stitching 5. The Skill of Couture Draping 6. The Art of Skirts 7. The Secret of the Corset 8. The Skill of Fabric Manipulation 9. The Skill of Garment Embellishment 10. The Secret of Closures 11. The Skill of Hems and Other Edge Finishes 12. The Skill of Basic Tailoring Glossary Bibliography Credits Index