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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 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 to 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.
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Table Of Contents Introduction
Part 1_—”Chanel and Her Iconic Jacket: a look at Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel, the House of Chanel, and the development of the Chanel signature jacket.
Chapter 1 _—– Original Versus Copy, The Difference is in the Details
The characteristics of the Chanel jacket and the details which distinguish an original Chanel jacket from copies and knock-offs.
Part II_—”Sewing a Couture Cardigan Jacket
Traditional couture techniques_—”based on the author_—Ès research and original Chanel garments_—”used to create a Chanel-style cardigan jacket.
Chapter 2_—”Planning Your Own Designer Lookalike
Choosing a pattern, choosing muslin, fabric, and trims
Chapter 3_—” Couture Techniques for Marking and Cutting the Pattern
Chapter 4_—”Couture Techniques for Making Buttonholes
Chapter 5_—” Couture Techniques for Making the Jacket Body
Chapter 6-- Couture Techniques for Making the Lining and Sleeves
Chapter 7_—” Couture Techniques for Edge Finishes
Chapter 8_—” Couture Techniques for Setting the Sleeves
Chapter 9_—” Couture Techniques for Making the Pockets
Chapter 10_—” Couture Techniques for Finishing the Jacket
Part III Appendix
A Library of Trims used on Chanel Garments
Dating Chanel Designs
Intro No ISBN 978-1-60085-955-7 Video No Author Claire B. Shaeffer Publication Year 2013 Dimensions 8 x 10 Pages 144 Photo 200 Drawings No Other Formats No Cover No Format Paperback
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