Creating Couture Embellishment by Ellen W. Miller

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Creating Couture Embellishment is actually an elaborate manual that also serves as a dictionary and glossary for haute couture embellishments. In essence, what we have here is a textbook that explains, depicts, and defines much of the language and abilities that are applicable to haute couture as well as to the art of fashion design.
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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 Embellishment offers a step-by-step guide to manipulating fabric and making and applying a rich variety of embellishments.

Chapters cover fabric-manipulation techniques of pleating, quilting, tucking, ruffling, shirring, and smocking, as well as the fabrication and application of feathers, beading, embroidery, flowers, decorative ribbons and bows, bias bindings and piping, fringe, braids, and passementerie. The heirloom quality created by the insertion or application of lace is also explored.

Featuring a visual index of every embellishment in the book that is designed to offer inspiration as well as showcasing the myriad of choice, Creating Couture Embellishment provides a comprehensive sourcebook of ideas for the student, professional, and home sewer alike.
 

About Ellen W. Miller

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Ellen Miller taught at Boston's School of Fashion Design, including classes in couture details, construction, and pattern drafting, for ten years. She has also worked in the theater as costumer, wardrobe mistress, and stage hand in the United States and Europe.
 
Published July 1, 2017 by Laurence King Publishing. 400 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Jeffrey Felner on Aug 07 2017

Creating Couture Embellishment is actually an elaborate manual that also serves as a dictionary and glossary for haute couture embellishments. In essence, what we have here is a textbook that explains, depicts, and defines much of the language and abilities that are applicable to haute couture as well as to the art of fashion design.

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