By Claire B. Shaeffer
The international of high fashion is a spot the place just a privileged few can ever wish to stay, correct? mistaken. style historian Claire B. Shaeffer opened the door to this unique realm in her authoritative consultant to the concepts that outline couture stitching. And now, the bible, Couture stitching Techniques, has been revised and up to date all through — with new photographs and a bankruptcy on area of expertise materials. nobody can get to the bottom of couture garment development the best way Schaeffer can, from the artwork of hand stitching to studying side finishes, from vintage closures to shaping a garment for an ideal healthy. Readers examine the entire fundamentals — and extra importantly: tips on how to observe the thoughts — on skirts and sleeves, wallet and jackets, night robes, and extra. lovely photographs, transparent illustrations, and concise language mix to make this the main entire couture-sewing direction available.
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Extra info for Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated
Working from left to right, anchor the thread. 3. Insert the needle horizontally in one row so it points to the left and take a small stitch. 4. Move to the second row, position the needle a little to the right and slightly below the first stitch, insert the needle horizontally and take a second stitch. 5. Move back to the first row, to the right and slightly above the last stitch position the needle as before and take the next stitch. Repeat this process, alternating between the two rows, keeping the stitches in each row aligned with one another.
It can also be used for hemming and for basting (see “Slipbasting,” p. 31). To prevent slipstitches from showing on the right side when hemming, be careful to pick up only a single thread on the garment. Couture skirts rarely have a label so cross-stitches are used to mark the center front to facilitate dressing. (Photo by Taylor Sherrill. ) Drawstitch. A variation of the slipstitch, the draw- stitch is used in tailoring to join two folded edges such as the collar and lapel. 1. Use a short needle.
Check carefully as you sew to be sure you are basting precisely on both seamlines. 2. When basting seams that cross darts or other seamlines, work carefully to avoid catching the seam allowances or dart fold. When basting seams and darts, begin basting at the intersecting seamline, rather than at the raw edge, to make it easier to fit the garment accurately. Press the closed seam lightly. Do not press the seam open firmly until you are certain the seam will not be changed after the fitting. 3. To prepare for a fitting, fold the basted seam to one side and top baste through all layers 1⁄8 in.