Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt: more sewing secrets from a Chanel collector

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Sew a signature skirt for yourself. An expert on Chanel’s clothing, Claire B. Shaeffer shares her unique insider-expertise of the couture industry.  In her latest book, Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt, she takes home sewers through each detailed step required to cut, fit, stitch, and construct a perfect designer-quality couture skirt.

Professional instruction from a renowned fashion expert! This book with DVD set presents the know how and design-atelier secrets to replicate the iconic Chanel faux-wrap skirt. The DVD offers a 90-minute comprehensive sewing workshop like Shaeffer’s in-person smash hit, sell-out sewing classes.

  • Features more than 200 photographs, plus step-by-step instruction on couture-specific construction methods.
  • The companion DVD demonstrates essential sewing and construction techniques, professional tricks and shortcuts, and a careful study of existing Chanel skirts and suits (from Shaeffer’s impressive couture collection).
  • Learn couture sewing techniques–used by professional designers and in European design ateliers–ideal for serious sewers, beginners seeking inspiration, and fashion mavens.

High-style for beginners and serious sewers.  Find inspiration in Coco Chanel’s classic, elegant style and learn impeccable construction secrets, characteristics of the Chanel skirt, the details which distinguish a couture skirt, and master traditional couture sewing skills:

  • Fabrics
  • Linings
  • Waistbands
  • Seam finishes and Details
  • Planning the Skirt
  • Layout and Mark, and much more

From the skirt to the iconic Chanel suit. With Shaeffer’s previous must-read Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket (The Taunton Press, 2013) you will be able to create your own complete Chanel suit with a beautiful fit and finish!

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