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I love all the embellishing techniques that were displayed in suaeffer sample pictures of the book. Looks like the book has plenty of pictures for those of us who are visual learners with understandable explanations. Threads Insider Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

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This book is a gem. I am in the middle of making a dress, this book would certainly be an enormous asset. A Vintage Dress with a Flourish A coatlike dress with elegant details features a wide ruffle that follows the dress’s edge around the neckline, down the front, and around the hem. I’m self-taught and seek to improve my sewing couthre to create new looks for my family, friends and myself.

This would elevate any garment and be not only functional but also extend its life.

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Oh, I long to take the couture plunge! I would love to learn about the construction of garments! Except the tailored jacket chapter. And, of course, the chapter on shaping the garment is right up my alley. Her articles in Threads have been very helpful and her book would teach me a lot of techniques in the correct way.

Both pad stitching and doing really good linings are my challenges. Possibly this is above my current skill set, but you clxire know. I never really gave this much thought years ago, but now it’s very important to me. Aug 29, Friend the Girl rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Claire Shaeffer is an internationally respected author, lecturer, college instructor and columnist. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


I get very tickled at the techniques used to hide closures and would love to learn them too. Since I am detail-oriented, I find techniques fasinating, especially those from Claire.

I’m finding a real lack in the availability of books and resources out there for those of us who want to have a really professional look to the clothing we make. I would love to have this book. Apr 10, Lisampinto rated it liked it. I am just starting to delve into making clothes for myself, which I haven’t really attempted since several less-than-stellar school projects many many! Claire is an elegant teacher. Oh how I would love to have this book!

I’ve found it difficult to locate a book that can walk me through tailoring the perfect jacket and I’m in school for fashion design! Most of my learning since then has been self-taught.

I would like to learn how swing combine patterns — use the collar from one pattern, the sleeve from another — to get the garment I really want. My aunt would start her career at Maidenform as a seamstress and learn mass techniques. I’ve resonantly been diagnosed as disabled. Claire Schaefer’s technniques and articles have gotten me out of many messy situations. Claire Schaeffer always has something to teach me. I didn’t think to look at “Threads” online to see what they have to offer!

Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer

I have enjoyed the addition of Claire’s columns to Threads magazine. Pages with related products. Mine would be creating perfect bustiers and corsets. She seems to have added some of the new techniques as a result of this research 9. I later went back and actually read the first sections on couture history. She gives twice-yearly workshops to sharffer select few and has published many books on the topic of couture techniques including the first edition of Couture Sewing Techniqueswhich has sold more than 80, copies.


I’ve been circling this book like a hungry lion-ess. I have been looking at this book and wishing I had it in my sewing room. I would love to own this book, because it would assist me in learning new techniques and perfecting the ones I have.

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It detracts tchniques an otherwise good book. Now that I have 7 granddaughters and 2 grandsonssewing for them is a joy, but I would love to have the confidence that what I make will fit them perfectly.

I’m 73 and learned to sew on a treadle Singer. This would be a fantastic way to do so. I would like to learn about finishing the inside of the garment.

The value of Couture Sewing Techniques is in its finishes and unusual little extra steps such as sewing beads to a zippernot in its Shaeffer packs this book with information. Can’t risk the cost of good fabrics and more elaborate designs when I can’t get a clean, consistent fit.

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