- Product # 061109
- Type DVD
- ISBN 978-1-60085-808-6
- Length 59
- Published Date 2013
Teach Yourself to Sew introduces beginner couture! Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 4 continues to teach skills beginners need to learn and advanced sewers want to review. Only now, this DVD goes beyond the basics to get you started in couture and on your way to refining your sewing skills and sensibilities.
The details make all the difference. With Threads Senior Technical Editor Judith Neukam as your guide, you will embark on an informative journey that provides a deeper understanding of couture. Your first steps include a look at a working atelier and then a tour inside a couture garment. You’ll quickly realize how small but significant details clearly separate couture garments from all other sewn clothing.
Refine your skills ... see immediate improvement. Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 4 helps train your eye to see how nicely finished details improve your work. Even the simplest garment will be enhanced once you learn how to:
- Sew precise seams, soft edges, and fine detailing
- Make a test garment to guide you
- Learn the benefits of basting vs. hand stitching
- Know when to use a lining, underlining, or interlining
- Set a sleeve by hand for a comfortable fit
- Use your iron to shape and finish your garment
Feel like royalty in clothes you make yourself. Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 4 is a major step forward – here are the lessons that turn beginners into discriminating sewers, with a critical eye for detail and a passion for quality.
About the Author Judith Neukam has 50 years’ experience making custom clothing, designing ready-to-wear, fitting and alterations, working with garment manufacturers and retail textiles. As Senior Technical Editor at Threads magazine, she has contributed to many videos, including the popular series, Teach Yourself to Sew.
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- Table of Contents
TYTS Season 4: Beginner Couture
1. What is couture
1.a. PU: Fabric
1.b. PU. Test Garments
1.c. PU: Custom Fit / Able to be altered:
1.d. PU:Soft edges:
1.e. Attention to Details:
2. Tour a couture garment --(Lena Stepanenco)
3. The Beauty is Always in the Details
3.a. Matching Stripes
3.b. Matching Plaids
3.c. Matching prints
3.d. Weighting garments—chain and lead weights and cord
4. The importance of sewing a test garment—muslin or Toiles
4.a. Rehearse the construction
4.b. Determine and correct the correct fit
4.c. Audition detail placements
5.a. Baste to mark;
5.b. Baste to temporarily hold
5.c. What’s the difference between basting and hand stitching?
6.a. Don’t sew over intersecting seam allowances.
6.b. The difference in seams—tour Ralph Rucci
7. Lining, underlining, interlining what’s the difference?
Lining for effect—Esther reaching up for buttons
8. Set a sleeve for beauty and comfort by hand
9. Pressing pointers for shaping and finishing
10. Closing: Feel like royalty when you wear your homemade clothes