If you want to make a jacket with the impeccable look of Chanel, this is the book to have. The Couture Cardigan Jacket presents sewing methods Claire Shaeffer developed, based on her knowledge of haute couture construction and meticulous research studying original Chanels. Via the DVD, Shaeffer instructs readers in essential techniques such as cutting and shaping the jacket sections, princess seaming, quilting, making the 3-piece sleeve and more. Where there is a trick or shortcut for an operation (without lowering the quality) Shaeffer demonstrates it, along with a host of sewing methods discovered via careful and meticulous study of Chanel originals. The package is a perfect mix of instruction and insight into the complex design-details that make a Chanel a Chanel.
Make this signature jacket for yourself. Coco Chanel's designs have captivated the imaginations of fashion lovers for generations. Now, with The Couture Cardigan Jacket, home sewers can create their own high-fashion jackets with the impeccable look and fine detailing of the iconic original.
Renowned instructor Claire B. Shaeffer reveals designer secrets.This book and DVD set provides you with the behind-the-scenes information and design-atelier secrets that have made author Claire B. Shaeffer's sewing classes famous.
The DVD walks you through Claire's legendary sewing workshop. The companion book explains construction methods and garment details. Learn the fine art of couture sewing. With The Couture Cardigan Jacket, you will be able to follow all the steps involved in replicating the characteristics of this signature jacket, including:
Cutting and shaping the jacket sections Sewing princess seaming Setting the sleeve Adding the chain weight Creating the double buttonhole From the skirt to the iconic Chanel suit. With Shaeffer's must-read Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt (The Taunton Press, 2015) you will be able to create your own complete Chanel suit with a beautiful fit and finish!
About the author (2013)
CLAIRE B. SHAEFFER is an internationally recognized expert in fashion design history and construction techniques for haute couture and high-end ready-to-wear. She has served as Couture Sewing Technique Consultant for the Museum of the City of New York, is a long-time designer for Vogue Patterns, a frequent contributor to Threads magazine, and the author of numerous books. Shaeffer received the Professional Association of Custom Clothier's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, and was inducted into the ASG's Sewing Hall of Fame in 2012.
Publication date: 10/22/2013 Edition description: With DVD Pages: 144 Condition: new