Learn couture techniques for sewing darts for a perfect fit & finish. Alison Smith; the UK's premier teacher of dressmaking, tailoring and corsetry; shares her favorite method.
Couturière and author Susan Khalje received her professional training in New York and Paris, and worked as a fashion designer and manufacturing supervisor on Seventh Avenue. The author of two books on fine garment sewing, "Linen and Cotton" and "Bridal Couture," Susan established The Couture Sewing School in 1993 to teach fine sewing techniques across the country. She annually takes a group of students to Paris for an insider's look at the couture arts.
The term couture sewing strikes fear into the hearts of some sewists, but it really shouldn't. Couture, according to expert Susan Khalje, is much more an attitude or approach to sewing than a specific technique. Sewists who are considered couturière definitely have some serious sewing chops, but Susan believes that any motivated sewist is capable of learning fine couture sewing techniques.
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