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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
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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.