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The Couture Cardigan Jacket by Claire B. Shaeffer
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Date: 8/25/13 1:58 PM


Just pre-ordered online!

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
Get the back story on this timeless jacket. Many of the couture sewing techniques found in The Couture Cardigan Jacket are based on what the author has learned from her own personal Chanel jacket collection. Get your own copy of this “keeper” that’s as timeless as the original Chanel jacket.

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’s 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

Product # 071451
Type Paperback with DVD
ISBN 978-1-60085-955-7
Published Date 2013
Dimensions 8 x 10
Pages 144
Photos 200


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Date: 8/26/13 5:48 AM

You can pre-order this book from amazon for $16, a $10 savings from Threads. I am always on the hunt for a better bargain..


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Date: 8/26/13 10:27 AM

I ordered this from amazon and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. Claire Shaeffer is so knowledgeable about Chanel jackets, it is wonderful to have another book and dvd of hers about them.

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