Book: The Couture Cardigan Jacket

Book: The Couture Cardigan Jacket
Sewing Secrets from a Chanel Collector
By: Claire B. Schaeffer

If you want to make a jacket with the impeccable look of Chanel, this is the book to have.

The Couture Cardigan Jacket presents sewing methods Claire Shaeffer developed, based on her knowledge of haute couture construction and meticulous research studying original Chanels. Via the DVD, Shaeffer instructs readers in essential techniques such as cutting and shaping the jacket sections, princess seaming, quilting, making the 3-piece sleeve and more.

Where there is a trick or shortcut for an operation (without lowering the quality) Shaeffer demonstrates it, along with a host of sewing methods discovered via careful and meticulous study of Chanel originals.

The package is a perfect mix of instruction and insight into the complex design-details that make a Chanel a Chanel.

About the Author: Claire B. Schaeffer

Claire B. Shaeffer is an internationally recognised expert in fashion design history, and construction techniques for haute couture and high-end ready-to-wear. She is a long-time designer for Vogue Patterns, a frequent contributor to Threads magazine and the author of numerous books.

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Published: 28th November 2013
ISBN: 9781600859557
Number Of Pages: 144

ISBN: 9781600859557
ISBN-10: 1600859550
Series: Couture Sewing
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 28th November 2013
Publisher: The Taunton Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

Book: Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks

Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks
20 Patterns for Flawless Cardigans, Pullovers, Tees and More
By Greene, Marie

Knit a beautiful sweater in only two weeks with Marie Greene’s fun, top-down patterns, thoughtfully designed for speedy construction, great quality and timeless style.

Marie Greene’s seamless, top-down patterns bust the myth that sweaters take six months or more to make. She’s created 20 new patterns to get readers wearing their own high-quality knits in only two weeks. Each sweater features just the right amount of detail for a beautifully textured look with minimal work.

Fewer buttonholes and no-fuss construction make the garments surprisingly simple to finish. Designed with portability in mind, the patterns are easy to memorize, making any spare moment prime knitting time.

Marie’s friendly, straightforward instruction and clear technique tutorials have made her patterns a hit with knitters online. In this book, she shares her tested tips and tricks for more efficient knitting and faster results. This collection of cozy pullovers and contemporary cardigans never sacrifices style for speed.

Captivating details like cables and stripes are made simple with Marie’s techniques. Readers will find tools to gauge their stitching speed, set a project timeline and achieve the perfect fit for any size. Timeless, comfortable and versatile, these quick sweaters will be readers’ favorites to gift and wear for years to come. This book will have 20 patterns and 60 photos.

About the Author

Marie Greene is a knitwear designer and founder of the blog Olive Knits. Her patterns can be found on Ravelry. She teaches workshops and gives lectures on knitting at conferences around the world. She lives in Oregon.


Product Details

EAN: 9781624147401
ISBN: 1624147402
Writer: Greene, Marie
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Paperback / softback, 192 pages
Dimensions: 22.6 x 20.1 x 1.3 centimetres (0.38 kg)


“Marie is one of the most talented and professional knitting designers I have come across. She has most definitely outdone herself with this incredible book. It’s a must-have for fiber lovers!” –Jessica Carey, crochet designer and founder of The Hook Nook “Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks is full of enthusiasm, encouraging every knitter to take part in these stunning stitching adventures. Marie’s notes and quick tips make knitting even more enjoyable and easy.” –Jonna Hietala and Sini Ellen, co-founders of Laine magazine “Marie’s designs have made me a much better–and much happier–sweater knitter!” –Megan Elizabeth, founder of Wool Days and CEO of Making Things