Review: Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket, Sewing secrets from a Chanel Collector


Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket, Sewing secrets from a Chanel Collector by Claire B. Shaeffer

Taunton Press (2013), Edition: With DVD, Paperback, 144 pages

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I can remember first learning about couture sewing and Chanel while in a college class. I was forever enthralled by the techniques used by Chanel and some of the knock off designers. I remember going into stores and looking at techniques first hand. The pictures in this book brought back the excitement of the early discovery.

This book is really for the advanced sewer that has learned some tailoring techniques because I believe the authors attempt is for you to go beyond the basic and use these more advance techniques to make a more refined Chanel type of jacket. The advice to make a muslin jacket and practice on extra fabric would make your project much more likely successful.

This book would make a great addition to any seamstress or advanced sewers bookshelf.

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One thought on “Review: Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket, Sewing secrets from a Chanel Collector

  1. I would love to try this at some point. I can sew, but its functional sewing if that makes sense. I haven’t sewn anything that requires a pattern. Do you sew like this? If so, I admire the skill (and patience) required! :)

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