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The Art of Couture Sewing will be a practical guide to the fine construction practices used in couture workrooms. Beginning with a brief history of couture, the book will provide fully-illustrated instructions on constructing a couture dress from start to finish.

It will cover draping techniques used in designing shirts, skirts, and dresses, and will also include discussions of corsetry and executing accurate stitches.

After reading this book, students will understand the various haute couture methods, particularly how these methods affect design decisions and relate to the quality of these very special garments.