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Designer Techniques, Vol. 2

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Designer Techniques, Vol. 2
by Editors of Threads

Give yourself the gorgeous couture you’ve always wanted—and still keep your purse intact. That classic Chanel jacket that makes you look like a million bucks… Armani’s most flattering, essential trousers…Calvin Klein’s inimitable wardrobe staples…even Dior’s signature rose embellishment that is positively darling on everything. It’s all here, ready for the easy making and for a mere fraction of the retail cost, in Designer Techniques, Volume 2. This long-awaited collection of best-loved articles from Threads magazine gathers the finest, classiest, and most timeless couture that will elevate your style to the penthouse.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the most famous couture workrooms. That’s exactly what it will feel like as you learn the smartest tips and tricks, as well as actual step-by-step sewing techniques used by the greatest designers ever. With glorious images of designer garments and details, as well as rich details on designer philosophies and methods, you’ll feel inspired to create your own quality wardrobe treasures—easier than you’ve ever imagined.

Designer Techniques, Volume 2 will allow you to enhance your present sewing prowess as you discover the fascinating world of couture sewing and fashion.

Learn how to:

  • Follow the genius designs of Akira Maki, Japanese designer who was the guiding hand behind Halston’s bias-cut line
  • Fashion a lavish evening gown à la Arnold Scaasi-style
  • Create the subtle quilting, hand-finished seams, chain weight hem, and fine-trim hallmarks of a classic Coco Chanel jacket — voted a Threads favorite!
  • Construct the perfect, little black dress just like Susan Khalje, mistress of couture, is known to do
  • Make your own version of an Issey Miyake shirt, a style known for its ethnic, modern simplicity
  • Master the most exquisite American haute couture, lingerie, muslin patterns, suits, embellished garments, and much more

And just for the sake of name-dropping, here’s the A-list designers whose work you’ll study.

  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • Calvin Klein
  • Akira Maki
  • Yves St. Laurent
  • Issey Miyake
  • Valentina
  • Armani
  • Madame Grès
  • Shamask
  • Vionnet
  • Arnold Scaasi
  • Zandra Rhodes
  • Bonnie Cashin
  • Judith and Lin
  • Gene Meyer
  • John Galanos

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Give yourself the gorgeous couture you’ve always wanted—and still keep your purse intact. That classic Chanel jacket that makes you look like a million bucks… Armani’s most flattering, essential trousers…Calvin Klein’s inimitable wardrobe staples…even Dior’s signature rose embellishment that is positively darling on everything. It’s all here, ready for the easy making and for a mere fraction of the retail cost, in Designer Techniques, Volume 2. This long-awaited collection of best-loved articles from Threads magazine gathers the finest, classiest, and most timeless couture that will elevate your style to the penthouse.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the most famous couture workrooms. That’s exactly what it will feel like as you learn the smartest tips and tricks, as well as actual step-by-step sewing techniques used by the greatest designers ever. With glorious images of designer garments and details, as well as rich details on designer philosophies and methods, you’ll feel inspired to create your own quality wardrobe treasures—easier than you’ve ever imagined.

Designer Techniques, Volume 2 will allow you to enhance your present sewing prowess as you discover the fascinating world of couture sewing and fashion.

Learn how to:

  • Follow the genius designs of Akira Maki, Japanese designer who was the guiding hand behind Halston’s bias-cut line
  • Fashion a lavish evening gown à la Arnold Scaasi-style
  • Create the subtle quilting, hand-finished seams, chain weight hem, and fine-trim hallmarks of a classic Coco Chanel jacket — voted a Threads favorite!
  • Construct the perfect, little black dress just like Susan Khalje, mistress of couture, is known to do
  • Make your own version of an Issey Miyake shirt, a style known for its ethnic, modern simplicity
  • Master the most exquisite American haute couture, lingerie, muslin patterns, suits, embellished garments, and much more

And just for the sake of name-dropping, here’s the A-list designers whose work you’ll study.

  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • Calvin Klein
  • Akira Maki
  • Yves St. Laurent
  • Issey Miyake
  • Valentina
  • Armani
  • Madame Grès
  • Shamask
  • Vionnet
  • Arnold Scaasi
  • Zandra Rhodes
  • Bonnie Cashin
  • Judith and Lin
  • Gene Meyer
  • John Galanos

Download now!

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Give yourself the gorgeous couture you’ve always wanted—and still keep your purse intact. That classic Chanel jacket that makes you look like a million bucks… Armani’s most flattering, essential trousers…Calvin Klein’s inimitable wardrobe staples…even Dior’s signature rose embellishment that is positively darling on everything. It’s all here, ready for the easy making and for a mere fraction of the retail cost, in Designer Techniques, Volume 2. This long-awaited collection of best-loved articles from Threads magazine gathers the finest, classiest, and most timeless couture that will elevate your style to the penthouse.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the most famous couture workrooms. That’s exactly what it will feel like as you learn the smartest tips and tricks, as well as actual step-by-step sewing techniques used by the greatest designers ever. With glorious images of designer garments and details, as well as rich details on designer philosophies and methods, you’ll feel inspired to create your own quality wardrobe treasures—easier than you’ve ever imagined.

Designer Techniques, Volume 2 will allow you to enhance your present sewing prowess as you discover the fascinating world of couture sewing and fashion.

Learn how to:

  • Follow the genius designs of Akira Maki, Japanese designer who was the guiding hand behind Halston’s bias-cut line
  • Fashion a lavish evening gown à la Arnold Scaasi-style
  • Create the subtle quilting, hand-finished seams, chain weight hem, and fine-trim hallmarks of a classic Coco Chanel jacket — voted a Threads favorite!
  • Construct the perfect, little black dress just like Susan Khalje, mistress of couture, is known to do
  • Make your own version of an Issey Miyake shirt, a style known for its ethnic, modern simplicity
  • Master the most exquisite American haute couture, lingerie, muslin patterns, suits, embellished garments, and much more

And just for the sake of name-dropping, here’s the A-list designers whose work you’ll study.

  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • Calvin Klein
  • Akira Maki
  • Yves St. Laurent
  • Issey Miyake
  • Valentina
  • Armani
  • Madame Grès
  • Shamask
  • Vionnet
  • Arnold Scaasi
  • Zandra Rhodes
  • Bonnie Cashin
  • Judith and Lin
  • Gene Meyer
  • John Galanos

Order now!

Details

Give yourself the gorgeous couture you’ve always wanted—and still keep your purse intact. That classic Chanel jacket that makes you look like a million bucks… Armani’s most flattering, essential trousers…Calvin Klein’s inimitable wardrobe staples…even Dior’s signature rose embellishment that is positively darling on everything. It’s all here, ready for the easy making and for a mere fraction of the retail cost, in Designer Techniques, Volume 2. This long-awaited collection of best-loved articles from Threads magazine gathers the finest, classiest, and most timeless couture that will elevate your style to the penthouse.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the most famous couture workrooms. That’s exactly what it will feel like as you learn the smartest tips and tricks, as well as actual step-by-step sewing techniques used by the greatest designers ever. With glorious images of designer garments and details, as well as rich details on designer philosophies and methods, you’ll feel inspired to create your own quality wardrobe treasures—easier than you’ve ever imagined.

Designer Techniques, Volume 2 will allow you to enhance your present sewing prowess as you discover the fascinating world of couture sewing and fashion.

Learn how to:

  • Follow the genius designs of Akira Maki, Japanese designer who was the guiding hand behind Halston’s bias-cut line
  • Fashion a lavish evening gown à la Arnold Scaasi-style
  • Create the subtle quilting, hand-finished seams, chain weight hem, and fine-trim hallmarks of a classic Coco Chanel jacket — voted a Threads favorite!
  • Construct the perfect, little black dress just like Susan Khalje, mistress of couture, is known to do
  • Make your own version of an Issey Miyake shirt, a style known for its ethnic, modern simplicity
  • Master the most exquisite American haute couture, lingerie, muslin patterns, suits, embellished garments, and much more

And just for the sake of name-dropping, here’s the A-list designers whose work you’ll study.

  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • Calvin Klein
  • Akira Maki
  • Yves St. Laurent
  • Issey Miyake
  • Valentina
  • Armani
  • Madame Grès
  • Shamask
  • Vionnet
  • Arnold Scaasi
  • Zandra Rhodes
  • Bonnie Cashin
  • Judith and Lin
  • Gene Meyer
  • John Galanos

Download now!

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU THR30034036
Table Of Contents
  • Akira on Bias
  • American Haute Couture
  • Borrowing from Calvin Klein
  • Couture Lingerie
  • Design Ideas from a Miyake Shirt
  • Designed for Living, Not Fashion
  • Designer Details for Straight-Skirt Makeovers
  • Details to Die For
  • Dior Roses
  • Glamour for the Nineties
  • How Madame Gres Sculpts with Fabric
  • Inside a Chanel Jacket
  • Inside Galanos
  • Little Black Dress from Start to Finish
  • Muslin Refined
  • Techniques and Tips from Dior_—Ès Ready to Wear
  • The Essential Tailored Trouser
  • Valentina
  • Vionnet: Master Geometrician
  • When Armani Makes Pants
  • When Geometry Meets Fashion
  • Zandra Rhodes_—È Couture
Video No
Author Editors of Threads
Publication Year 2014
Dimensions No
Pages 124
Photo No
Drawings No
Extra No
Other Formats D34036
Format Magazine
Cover No

Additional Information

SKU THR30D34036
Table Of Contents
  • Akira on Bias
  • American Haute Couture
  • Borrowing from Calvin Klein
  • Couture Lingerie
  • Design Ideas from a Miyake Shirt
  • Designed for Living, Not Fashion
  • Designer Details for Straight-Skirt Makeovers
  • Details to Die For
  • Dior Roses
  • Glamour for the Nineties
  • How Madame Gres Sculpts with Fabric
  • Inside a Chanel Jacket
  • Inside Galanos
  • Little Black Dress from Start to Finish
  • Muslin Refined
  • Techniques and Tips from Dior’s Ready to Wear
  • The Essential Tailored Trouser
  • Valentina
  • Vionnet: Master Geometrician
  • When Armani Makes Pants
  • When Geometry Meets Fashion
  • Zandra Rhodes’ Couture
Video No
Author Editors of Threads
Publication Year 2014
Dimensions No
Pages 124
Photo No
Drawings No
Extra No
Other Formats 34036
Format eBook (PDF)
Cover PDF Download
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