In Home Sewing Couture Techniques fashion designer Kenneth King takes an in-depth look at workroom construction techniques and provides clear, step-by-step instruction in the basic, reliable techniques of classical couture. His shortcuts, careful instruction and advice help sewers at every levels to produce impeccable results at home. Each technique is presented with simple, how-to drawings and detailed step-by-step instruction. Fashion-forward photographs of the designer's own couture, and tight shots of fabrics and construction and decorative detail show the finished effects. Chapters include Choosing Fabrics, Equipment and Tools, Designer Finishes, Piping, Pockets and Buttonholes, The Tailored Shoulder, Designer Embellishments, and Fashion Handbags. With Home Sewing Couture Techniques you have a straightforward designer handbook of versatile techniques that produce designer-quality results every time. About the author Haberdasher to the stars, Kenneth D. King has designed clothing, home furnishings and accessories for Elton John, Jim Carrey and many other celebrities. He is professor of haute couture at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and also the author of Designer Bead Embroidery.