Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated by Claire B. Shaeffer

By Claire B. Shaeffer

The global of high fashion is a spot the place just a privileged few can ever wish to live, correct? mistaken. type historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this specific realm in her authoritative consultant to the thoughts that outline couture stitching. And now, the bible, Couture stitching Techniques, has been revised and up-to-date all through — with new photographs and a bankruptcy on strong point materials. nobody can get to the bottom of couture garment development the way in which Schaeffer can, from the paintings of hand stitching to getting to know area finishes, from vintage closures to shaping a garment for an ideal healthy. Readers research all of the fundamentals — and extra importantly: easy methods to follow the thoughts — on skirts and sleeves, wallet and jackets, night robes, and extra. lovely photographs, transparent illustrations, and concise language mix to make this the main whole couture-sewing path available.

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1. Wax and press the thread. 2. Use a short needle and hold the work right side up with the raw edge positioned vertically in your hand. 3. Anchor the thread with a waste buttonhole knot. stitch 4. Pass the needle point under the Purl fabric edge and bring it out about 1⁄16 in. away. Loop the thread under the needle point Insert needle into wrong side of fabric in the direction in which you are working—right to left. Pull the needle through so it is perpendicular to the fabric edge. Tighten the thread and use your thumbnails to position the purl portion of the stitch on top of the fabric.

For information on how to sew diagonal stitches (see “Diagonal Stitches,” p. 30) and padstitches (see “Finish the Undercollar,” p. 188). Catchstitch. Catchstitches look like a row of Xs on the right side of the fabric with two parallel rows of dashes on the wrong side. They are often used when hemming to hold one edge flat catchstitch against another. A very elastic stitch, the catchstitch can be used to form casings for elastic and tapes, and to tack pleats and attach labels. 1. Use a short needle.

Once you get the knack of this stitch, you’ll be able to position the thread loop at the edge before inserting the needle. 3. Continue to the end and anchor the thread. 1. Wax and press the thread. 2. Use a short needle and hold the work right side up with the raw edge positioned vertically in your hand. 3. Anchor the thread with a waste buttonhole knot. stitch 4. Pass the needle point under the Purl fabric edge and bring it out about 1⁄16 in. away. Loop the thread under the needle point Insert needle into wrong side of fabric in the direction in which you are working—right to left.

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