Couture Sewing Techniques
When sewing your
own clothes or sewing for someone else, the little things make a big
difference. The application of couture
sewing techniques or hand sewing techniques to
garment will produce that high-quality professional designer look you
And producing hig-quality professional looking garments can
increase your potential to earn more money.
sewing refers to the
creation of exclusive fashions, requiring time,
patience, refinement of basic sewing
skills and a commitment to
excellence, wouldn't you want to apply the tecniques to earning
not a 10-minute, instant gratification process. You must pay
close attention to the details: from the selection of the fabric to the
very last blind hem stitch.
Couture is used by
design houses, couturiers, and custom tailors
to sew creative
made-to-measure exclusive, one-of-a-kind garments. It is made
from high-quality, expensive fabrics and sewn with extreme attention to
detail from start to finish.
Most of the couture
techniques are for the inside
of the garment and may never
be seen by
others. There is nothing mysterious or awesome about any of these
They are actually
and easy to
do, and can be incorporated into your design.
that it is often the hidden details that are the true mark of quality.
You cannot help but feel a personal sense of pride each time you see
the inside of your professionally finished garment. And, of course,
wearing lovely things next to your skin is like wearing
lingerie...it envelops you with a priceless feeling of luxury...don't
In addition to
giving your garments the fine finishing and beautiful detail that are
the mark of a couturier, these “extra little
go above and
beyond the actual construction to increase comfort,
and wearability. And, if you are applying these couture
sewing techniques to garments
for clients, be sure to add your personalized clothing label inside
your finished product.
more about labels in
my recent article.
sewing techniques to
pattern, will always put you in a position to know:
garment will close neatly and easily
you sew will hang and drape beautifully
garments will retain their precisely controlled shape
never need be embarrassed by the appearance of an open jacket or a
dress on a hanger
will be as proud of your creation on the tenth wearing as you were on
your garments, creating
of style and sophistication. Your elegant expertise will be admired by
all who appreciate the beauty and quality of the very finest couture.
underlining are the hidden components of fine
although not immediately visible, are always reflected in the finished
effect of your garment. They assist in creating and retaining the shape
of your designs, but also give them a more luxurious look and feel.
They are a “must” in all couture garments, and you
consider applying them to yours.
Some of the well
elements of beautiful
couture sewing are:
and perfecting a muslin copy
elegant luxurious fabrics
surface techniques and embellishments such as bound buttonholes and
to behold inner garment construction methods (seam finishing), that are
integral to the overall garment design.
Some fascinating couture
consist of the following:
instructions on how you can add a touch of couture to any pattern
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