2nd Edition

Zoya Nudelman

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MAR 10, 2016
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Paperback 9781609018313

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What's in the book

The Book

The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book moves on to cover tools and supplies, matching fabrics with the appropriate needles and threads, pressing, and construction techniques. Basic draping skills, corset construction, and tailoring, as well as the variety of closures, hems and finishes used in couture are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations.

Nudelman covers many embellishment techniques, including beading, embroidering, and an expanded range of fine and decorative stitches including eyelet overcasting and ribbon rosette. Highly illustrated with photographs of couture designs as well as close-ups of finishes and details, The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition will inspire the design of high-quality garments using haute couture construction methods.

New to this edition
~Expanded coverage of the construction of facings, linings, underlinings, interlinings, and interfacings (Chapter 4)
~All-new chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats (Chapter 6)
~Chapter 8 features new fabric manipulation and embellishment techniques including couching, eyelet stitching, ribbon embroidery, goldwork, beadwork are stitching, motif beaded embroidery methods, and working with sequins, rhinestones, and crystals.
~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the book

~End-of-chapter biographies discuss notable designers and their couture techniques, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen, and Elie Saab
~More than 850 color images, including over 185 updated fashion photographs and new illustrations digitally drawn by the author

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Couture
2. The Art of Textiles
3. Uses of Tools and Supplies
4. The Skill of Hand and Machine Stitching
5. The Skill of Couture Draping
6. The Art of Skirts
7. The Secret of the Corset
8. The Skill of Fabric Manipulation
9. The Skill of Garment Embellishment
10. The Secret of Closures
11. The Skill of Hems and Other Edge Finishes
12. The Skill of Basic Tailoring
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About The Authors

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago, USA.

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