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Creating Couture Embellishment, with author Ellen Miller

The School of Fashion Design, Boston
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Endorsed by Curators:
Oct 12 5:00PM - 7:00PM

The School of Fashion Design welcomes you to celebrate the release of this must-have new book.

Author talk, book preview, and couture detail examples

Free to attend, but please RSVP:

The finishing touches applied to a garment can take it from the realms of the ordinary to the heights of luxury.Creating Couture Embellishmentoffers a step-by-step guide to manipulating fabric and making and applying a rich variety of embellishments.

I love to make clothes, says author Ellen Miller. I love taking a piece of flat paper or muslin and creating a pattern, cutting out the garment pieces in a luscious fabric, sewing and pressing the seams to form a three-dimensional garment that slides over the body giving an original voice to the wearers inner vision of herself.

Creating Couture Embellishmentis a 400-page, abundantly illustrated, how-to book with three sections: basic tools and techniques, fabric manipulation, and embellishments and trimmings. Within the three sections are 23 chapters covering 174 techniques, including quilting, ruffles and flounces, passementerie, beads and sequins.

A distinctive feature of the book is a rare visual index that spotlights every type of embellishment coveredoffering creative inspiration while illustrating the wide myriad of choice.Creating Couture Embellishmentis a comprehensive sourcebook of ideas for the student, professional, and home sewer.

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