|A Chanel Jacket from Claire's Collection|
Along with Chanel Inspired Jackets
|Juliette Shows Her Couture Techniques|
Including the Quilted Jacket Body
The primary focus of our class were the intricacies of couture techniques applied to a three piece sleeve that Chanel avidly used. I learned about generous seam allowances, thread tracing and quilting techniques. We did lots of hand work. When we machine stitched Claire said she uses SCHMETZ, so of course I had to make a video. Find our which three SCHMETZ needles are Claire's favorites. She also prefers to use the Swiss Iris Super Fine Pins - the ones in the adorable little blue Klip-Klap tin.
|Claire is An Avid Writer and Educator|
Except for this American Sewing Expo class, Claire has cut back on her traveling and now teaches an intensive 5 day workshop in Palm Springs only twice a year. Lucky for us her knowledge is easily available in books, magazine articles including Threads and Vogue Patterns, and DVDs. In February 2013 Claire's new book will be released, Couture Sewing Tailoring Techniques. I can hardly wait to get my copy.
|Rhonda Pierce and Claire Shaeffer|