The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional Results

The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional Results

A guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. It helps sewers of various skill levels with an interest in fashion sewing learn the basics for skirts and sleeves, pockets and jackets, evening gowns and more, as well as, how to apply the techniques.

A guide to the techniques that define couture sewing. It helps sewers of various skill levels with an interest in fashion sewing learn the basics for skirts and sleeves, pockets and jackets, evening gowns and more, as well as, how to apply the techniques.

Fabric Manipulation for fashion design - narrow pleats; moulage; draping; couture sewing techniques.

Fabric Manipulation for fashion design - narrow pleats; moulage; draping; couture sewing techniques.

Couture sewing isn't just for fancy French designers. You can sew couture at home with beautiful results. Here are five couture sewing techniques that are attainable for the self-taught sewer.

Couture sewing isn't just for fancy French designers. You can sew couture at home with beautiful results. Here are five couture sewing techniques that are attainable for the self-taught sewer.

Fabric Manipulation for fashion design - narrow pleats; moulage; draping; couture sewing techniques // Hervé Legér

Fabric Manipulation for fashion design - narrow pleats; moulage; draping; couture sewing techniques // Hervé Legér

Technique for very square corners, crisp waistband, lining finish.  Completed waistband by sewingkay, via Flickr

Technique for very square corners, crisp waistband, lining finish. Completed waistband by sewingkay, via Flickr

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