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

Fashion designer and expert sewist Lynda Maynard makes professional sewing and finishing techniques accessible to every sewist with clear instructions in simple step-by-step stages
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Fashion designer and expert sewist Lynda Maynard makes professional sewing and finishing techniques accessible to every sewist with clear instructions in simple step-by-step stages in The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques. This handbook 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. She also 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.

SKU: 10SW02

Format: Spiral Bound

ISBN 13: 9781596682474

Number Of Pages: 144

About the Author
Lynda Maynard has been designing and sewing clothes much of her life. She has a B.A. in textiles and clothing from San Jose State University and is an adjunct professor in the fashion design departments of two comunity colleges and a private design school in the San Francisco Bay area.  She also has a private clientele challenging her to develop innovative techniques to create a superior product.  She is known in the industry as a fit specialist and is the author of the audio book Demystifying Fit.
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“I strongly recommend this book for anyone trying to wrap their mind around fitting and sewing techniques.  The couture techniques detailed in this book can easily be applied to many different style garments.” - Debbie Colgrove, About.com Guide

SKU: 10SW02

Format: Spiral Bound

ISBN 13: 9781596682474

Number Of Pages: 144

Customer Reviews

The best sewing book I have bought Review by kimberly sauer

I own loads of sewing books and this book is by far the best. great photos, easy to understand instructions, superb info on using techniques in your own sewing and perfect samples of couture garments. this book is necessary for your sewing library. destined to become THE book sewers turn to for couture sewing techinques.

(Posted on 5/5/2011)

(Posted on 5/5/2011)