The Art of Couture Sewing is a practical guide to the fine construction practices used in couture workrooms. Beginning with a brief history of couture, the book provides fully-illustrated instructions on constructing a couture dress from start to finish. It covers tools and supplies, stitching of different kinds of closures, and draping techniques used in designing shirts, skirts, and dresses. It also includes discussions of corsetry and executing accurate stitches. After reading this book, students will understand the various haute couture methods, particularly how these methods affect design decisions and relate to the quality of these very special garments.
Detailed descriptions of applications, with step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations
Discussions on matching fabrics with the appropriate needle, thread, pressing, and construction techniques
End-of-chapter biographies highlighting the lives and work of notable designers, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and John Galliano
Projects at the end of each chapter helping students fine-tune their skills
Introduction to Couture
The Art of Textiles
Uses of Tools and Supplies
The Skill of Hand and Machine Sewing
Couture Draping Secrets
The Secret of Closures
The Skill of Hems and Edge Finishes
The Secret of a Corset
The Skill of Fabric Manipulation
The Skill of Garment Embellishment
The Secret of Tailoring and Dress Making
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is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Nudelman holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Columbus College of Art and Design and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology in New York City, and has also been certified in various apparel industry used software, including Gerber Accumark 8.2 computer production systems and Web PDM, Adobe Photoshop® CS5, and Adobe Illustrator ® CS5. Nudelman currently runs her own Couture Bridal line called ZoyaModa in Chicago.