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Jan 05, 2015
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Claire Shaeffer's latest title, Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt is available now.

COUTURE SEWING: THE COUTURE SKIRT
When it comes to couture expertise, few can compare to Claire Shaeffer. Her previous publications have been wildly popular, and we know you’ll love her latest: Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt. In this comprehensive book & DVD set, Claire covers all the information you need to know to replicate an iconic Chanel skirt. Claire’s unique insider knowledge of the couture industry and her career spent studying Chanel originals mean that the information in this set cannot be found anywhere else.

Watching the 90 minutes of in-depth content on the DVD is just like attending one of Claire’s famous sewing classes, which are so popular that they’re all sold out. The book includes over 200 photographs, and detailed instructions that will help you to construct the skirt. Paired with Claire’s Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket (The Taunton Press, 2013), you can create your own gorgeous Chanel suit in its entirety.

HOW TO WIN A COPY
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment explaning why you would like to win by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 14. Four winners will be chosen at random, contacted, and announced the week of January 19. Good luck!

If you can’t wait to get your hands on this fabulous book, you can order your copy of Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt now!

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  1. LeslieD March 4th

    I love everything couture and Clair S. is definitely an expert in the field. Every book I have that she has written I enjoy and keep close by for reference. I would love to win her Couture Skirts simply because I love her work.

    As a mother of five married daughters and one married son I have plenty of "girls" who love receiving "nice" gifts from their mom. The 18 grandchildren could care less if it is couture or not, they just like stuff from grandma!

  2. User avater snyman January 16th

    I would like to make a purrrfect skirt

  3. User avater iris68 January 13th

    I need to make myself a skirt and would like to make it in the best fit possible. Thank you very much for the opportunity!

  4. User avater parsnip65 January 13th

    I would just love to learn more about Couture sewing, nothing like a perfectly finished garment,

  5. User avater user-255655 January 13th

    I have met Claire Shaeffer, and am looking forward to her new book. I have very large upper arms and it is difficult to get a good fit with most patterns, since they are larger then standard sized patterns allow. I am sure her book will help me with this problem and the fact that my thighs are also larger than most pant patterns are designed to fit.

  6. User avater Karen_Rae January 13th

    I would be so grateful to win Claire Shaeffer's new book and DVD, Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt; as I believe Ms. Shaeffer is uniquely gifted to share her knowledge and coutour sewing skills with others through her books and video applications. I practically live in skirts and am revamping and renewing my wardrobe following a long battle with thyroid cancer which has caused many size changes over the last several years due to massive weight changes. I'm looking for all the help I can get to make a fabulous and stunning couture wardrobe. I know that there will be many answers in Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt.

  7. User avater Beth_babs77 January 12th

    I would love to add this to my sewing book collection. I love to read, I love to sew.

  8. User avater Lucy_Pointycat January 12th

    I would love to win. Recently I am focusing more and more on spending the time and effort to make garments the best they can be, rather than racing to complete a project.

  9. user-2392630 January 11th

    It.would be an honor to win this wonderful set. I am a garment sewer and would love to have it in my library. I have been a Threads Magazine reader since the beginning and am a fan of Claire Schaeffer. I am sure it would be helpful in sewing my garments. Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  10. User avater GreyRabbit January 10th

    I would love to win this terrific package. For too long I have been living in trousers and now it's time to create fabulous skirts. This resource would enable me to do that, knowing as I wear them that the construction of them has been more than worthy of my time and fabric. Victoria

  11. User avater NancyMadrick January 10th

    I am just getting back into garment sewing after many years of being away from it. This would be a perfect help!

  12. User avater sewaugust January 10th

    As with all the other sewists, I am a fan of Claire Shaeffer, and would love to win this book...

  13. Geru January 10th

    I have scoliosis, so I have to make all my skirts. Couture techniques would sure make all the effort more than worthwhile.

    Thank you,
    Gail

  14. twenge January 10th

    For years, I sewed by a size 12 pattern, and my garments always fit nicely. Now, as I am older, my body shape has changed, and I find that I must spend considerable time adjusting patterns to achieve the fit that I expect. Claire Shaeffer has helped me greatly with sewing problems for a long time, and I'm sure that her book about fitting skirts would be even more helpful. Thank you.

  15. User avater vestis3 January 10th

    I have been a fan of Claire Shaeffer's for many years. I recently purchased Claire' Chanel Jacket from Vogue and hope to make it in 2015. Having her Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt will be a great addition to my library. I would love to win!

  16. User avater mannequingirl January 10th

    i would love to win this book. i'm due for a new skirt. the last time i make one it fit well, but the finishes were no good. i would like to take more time and end up with something that i will have and wear for a long time.

  17. Sadaajit January 10th

    I'm always looking for ways to improve my sewing skills.

  18. Pollyazco January 9th

    I do quite a bit of garment sewing, have one book of Claire Shaeffer, but would enjoy learning more of couture sewing.

  19. Realhappy January 9th

    I would love to win a copy of the book - I am learning to sew and look to Taunton Press for top quality instruction.

  20. hannek January 9th

    I would love to win this book and DVDs. I sew a lot and this would take my work to a new level.
    Thanks
    Hanne

  21. User avater Andysmom January 9th

    This would be perfect to help me make a skirt out of some awesome silk/wool boucle. I will be waiting for it to arrive!

  22. Yaminalara January 8th

    My dream is to be able to make close to perfection custom made garments. Couture techniques from Claire Shaeffer's book will be a lot of help for me. I have a lot to learn from her. For now buying the book is not an option for me.
    It will be great to win it!

  23. liinco January 8th

    The book would be a great addition to my library. Got to go, my machine is calling.

  24. User avater CeceLopez January 8th

    I wish I could win a copy of her book. I've already got the book Couture Sewing Techniques I bought in amazon and learned a lot! I used to use burda magazine but now I copy garments that fits well :)

  25. User avater CeceLopez January 8th

    I wish I could win a copy of her book. I've already got the book Couture Sewing Techniques I bought in amazon and learned a lot! I used to use burda magazine but now I copy garments that fits well :)

  26. User avater MademoiselleFine January 8th

    I adore chanels suits they're so classic. To know how to make them myself would be really awesome!.

  27. User avater skmgardens January 8th

    I have the jacket book & I would love to win this book so I can make a suit. The jacket book is well written w ith helpful techniques. This book would be a welcome to my collection.
    My goals are to improve my cooking ( Thanks Julia Child!!) & improve my sewing. Winning. this book would help me achieve my sewing goal.

  28. user-1151004 January 8th

    My daughter just asked me to make her a tailored jacket and skirt that she can wear for job interviews, so this book would be the perfect aid, since I already have Claire's jacket book. I need it!

  29. User avater jamaco January 8th

    I would like to win this book in order to learn more about couture sewing techniques

  30. LACinNC January 8th

    While I've been sewing (mostly quilts and craft projects, I'm rusty on clothing construction. I got hooked on sewing way back in junior high in home ec and would like to get back into it.

  31. smockerlady January 8th

    I would so adore to win this latest book, or should I say couture class from Claire.

    My decision in recent years has been to go for quality and not quantity in my sewing endeavours and I try and learn as much as I can from Books, blogs, threads insider articles etc. I have learned so much through concentrating on couture methods and sourcing the best quality fabrics that I can afford. I wouldn't have been able to make the couture jacket without the guidance of both Claire and Susan; I had the ability to achieve my goal through learning via threads and books and dvds as there are no classes, or even stores in my rural area of the U.K.

    How fantastic it would be to win a copy of the couture skirt to complete the "chanel" outfit for my daughter.

    Thank you for running this competition and thank you to Claire for offering a copy of what will be a fabulous addition to any sewists library of books.

  32. User avater TahliaMac January 8th

    I would love to win this book! I saw it on a book website a month or two ago and was so disappointed that I couldn't buy it until this year. I have Shaeffers Couture Sewing Techniques book and I absolutely love all the detail she goes into. I am interested in the ideas and techniques that go in to sewing a beautiful garment and this book fits perfectly with those goals.

  33. dkmcclenny January 7th

    I love everything that Claire does - books, patterns, articles.

  34. user-4295092 January 7th

    Claire's articles in Threads and her books on couture sewing are next to my sewing machine so I can refer to them as I work. She is an inspiration as I work to improve my sewing. Claire, thanks for all your wonderful work.

  35. user-4336871 January 7th

    I am a beginning sewer and need all the help I can get!!

  36. User avater PatsyJ January 7th

    Would love to take a big step up with my skills. This book would be just the help needed.

  37. User avater Jolianne January 7th

    My resolution for 2015: to make a complete outfit! That would be a good start!

  38. user-1086650 January 7th

    I would love the chance to learn from the Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt.

  39. User avater joanrob8 January 7th

    This would be a great addition to my sewing library. Even though I've sewn for almost 50 years & my mother was a sewing teacher, I still learn something new from Threads.

  40. User avater SassyT January 7th

    What A Fabulous Giveaway.

    Love this book and DVD set
    As a beginner I haven't a clue
    Made a few skirts and bags
    But still not sure what to do

    Heard so much about Claire
    And the couture skills she shows
    Although I lack the experience
    Am still a girl who sews

  41. User avater rubabhthreads January 7th

    Making a couture skirt with Claire Shaeffer's guidance will show off the tweed Chanel jacket I made in my tailoring class at fashion design school !!

  42. User avater user-1123429 January 7th

    I would love to win this book. I am a retiree with a nice stash of fabrics that I could use the techniques found in this book to make suits, with skirts.

  43. User avater beadembroiderer January 7th

    We can all use this book, no matter what level we are at in our sewing. I'm glad to see this lady continuing to produce wonderful books and DVDs!

  44. User avater sewcheck January 7th

    No matter how long one has been sewing, you can always use a great resource as Claire Shaeffer to produce a fine, lasting garment.

  45. Isidore January 7th

    I loved Shaeffer's other books, and I'd love to win this one too!

  46. user-2631033 January 7th

    I would like to win this book! I'm always interested in improving my sewing skills and this looks like it would be a great resource for improving my skirt sewing!

  47. User avater KritterStitcher January 7th

    I'm starting a new custom-sewing business and need lots of ideas for professional finishes! I would love to win this book!

  48. User avater SewDiva68 January 7th

    I wear skirts year round! I would love to be able to add Couture styling and details to my skirts for that timeless Jackie O' look. It's the finishing touches that make clothing look beautiful. Thank you. Kandy

  49. User avater SewReel January 7th

    I also love Claire's books! I'm sure many of the couture techniques could be used on many other garments. What a wonderful addition to my sewing library it would be! Thanks:)

  50. User avater Balliett January 7th

    Skirts are such a basic and vital part of a girl's wardrobe! I would love to win this book to help create new couture skirts and learn new and helpful techniques that will continue to gone my sewing skills!

  51. user-2405716 January 7th

    I LOVE Claire's books! This one would be a wonderful addition and I am looking forward to learning the techniques described in this book!

  52. Sarcelle January 7th

    I have just returned to the creative world of sewing and need all the help I can find to become as good a seamstress as my mother once was. To go beyond simple sewing and adhere to Couture Sewing is an important step which deserves recognized guides such as Claire Shaeffer. I would be happy to inform you on the creations realized with the help of this book and DVD.
    Thank you for the chance to participate.
    Marcelle

  53. User avater talondrago January 7th

    I really need this training to continue my growth.

  54. User avater DGMoby January 7th

    I am always looking to improve my sewing, and couture is the next level of skills for me. I'd love to win Claire's book or CD set to help me along my path! I also love and depend upon my online Threads Insider and magazine.

  55. User avater user-3058413 January 7th

    Chanel skirt- yes! I am so excited to learn how to make a skirt that doesn't go limp during the day, that looks good on me at 4pm not just good on the hanger in the morning.

  56. User avater SueWSews January 7th

    Wow! A Jem to add to my sewing skills. Having just finished a couture jacket using Claire Shaeffer vogue pattern, I could also learn how to make the couture skirt to go with it.

  57. User avater sewold January 7th

    This would be a great book to add to my "library." But the best would be the DVD. It's so much easier for me to learn by watching a demo of a technique. Thanks for the offer!

  58. Sew Jane January 7th

    I've used a number of Claire Shaeffer's techniques from her books and DVD. They always make a garment look and feel better. I would love this set so I could work on a custom couture skirt this year.

  59. user-2223175 January 7th

    Dear Threads, I would like to win this book, as I am about to re-start making skirts to suit my new, slightly altered (60 years -plus) shape. I am sure couture approaches and finishing will help them to look fantastic. Thank you, Helen

  60. User avater mgrant7209 January 7th

    I'd love to have this book. I need some help to go from "home-made" to "hand-made."

  61. User avater mouseshadow2001 January 7th

    Looking forward to seeing the book, a great companion to the chanel jacket and would be a great aid to making the perfect chanel suit!

  62. JessicaLaurendesign January 7th

    I would love to win a copy. Im so passionate about sewing. I dont think I will ever stop learning new techniques and skills. This book would be well used by me!

  63. sogie January 7th

    I would love to win a copy of Claire Shaeffer's Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt because Claire Shaeffer's books and DVDs are very comprehensible, the techniques I have learnt from her are timeless giving professional results time after time.
    thanks
    Sogie

  64. User avater Wrapaquack January 7th

    Sewing is my passion and I believe that Claire is the best person to teach me the wonderful techniques she has learned. She makes me feel that anything is possible!

  65. User avater Marax January 7th

    Winning this book and video would complete my set Of Claire Shaeffers amazing couture sewing books and help me in my quest of perfecting or at least improving my couture sewing.
    In addition wouldn't be great if this prize was won by someone as far away as New Zealand? :)

  66. User avater sasha_w January 7th

    because Claire Shaeffer is one of the best teachers out there - every one of her books is simply a wealth of knowledge!

  67. user-3527667 January 7th

    I would love a copy of Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt as a valuable resource to aid me in producing top quality garments for myself and my clients. I have learnt so much from Claire Schaeffer in other books and this would enable me in my quest for achieving perfection.

  68. user-3932983 January 7th

    hello from France
    First, let me please apologize for my very poor english!

    Well, I take this occasion to tell something to all writers about couture techniques : do you know that in France, the "haute coutures" country, it's totally impossible to find any book or document about hight couture technique? Trade secret I presume! So I buy all this kind of books in USA!

    So I have one only thing to say to all these writers, and specially to Claire Shaeffer : thank you for these precious gifts!!
    Thanks to you, french sewers can clearly learn the skills to make Chanel jackets, so chic, so confortable, dream of my mother!

    Please, don't stop!!
    Best regards to all américan sewers
    Sylviane

  69. MargieW January 7th

    My family had recent job layoffs and I'm trying to get back to sewing for others again to bring in some much needed income. I have done very little sewing while I was working in the corporate world over the last 20 years or so. It would be wonderful to have Clair's book "Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt" to help bring me up to date.

    Thank you for making it possible to win a copy!
    Margie

  70. nat64 January 7th

    I have always loved pouring over Claire's book, Couture Sewing Techniques which I purchased on my Honeymoon to Hawaii over 18 years ago. This book would give me the chance to pour over another of Claire's works and with the advent of technology there would be a DVD to enjoy.

    Thanks
    Natalie

  71. User avater user-898234 January 7th

    Claire Shaeffer has always been one of my favorite reads! I would be absolutely thrilled to be the winner of one of the four. Whenever I have a sewing question, Claire Shaeffer has never let me down. She explains details no one else thinks to include. Edythe Winfield

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  73. User avater smfsprout January 7th

    I've gotten out of the habit of wearing skirts, but with this book I think I could find the time to make some new skirts and let the world see that I have legs.

  74. User avater landrovergirl January 6th

    I am always looking to improve my sewing. I love Claire's books, so much information that is really useful. I want to take my sewing to the next level.

  75. User avater Ziggybug January 6th

    Who knew that sewing a skirt could could require a dedicated couture instructional book and DVD. But then couture does mean quality sewing and the fact that it is written by Claire means it will be a fabulous read. I would love a copy!
    Louise

  76. user-3059980 January 6th

    I'd love to learn how to use more special techniques to make my skirts, and this book would help me. I don't know why, but I probably love skirts more than anything. I have every one I've ever sewn!

  77. Pattij1013 January 6th

    I would love to win this bundle as I am getting back into professional sewing after many years away and really need to review techniques and learn the updated techniques. Please, please.

  78. Tempest1961 January 6th

    It would be great to have a real book on sewing in my hand. Because of the exchange rate I can only access online material, so owning the book would be a feat in itself.

  79. Shikisew January 6th

    This book will help me get closer to my couture dreams!

  80. User avater sewindj January 6th

    I would like a copy of the book because I am always looking for ways to improve my sewing. I do some custom work on the side and I endeavor to do the best work I am able to do.
    Thanks for this offer!

  81. User avater Jan1404 January 6th

    This book would be a great addition to my collection of sewing references.

  82. bluetopaz January 6th

    I would love to take my skirt sewing skills to the next level. I've enjoyed the other books by Claire Shaeffer that I own.

  83. Oceanpeg January 6th

    Will be interesting reading and viewing. With being in my 70's I feel that I'm never too old to learn more about sewing, even if I've been at it over fifty years... Thanks. Peggy Winifred

  84. User avater jacqsky January 6th

    Starting to sew my office clothing - Claire Shaeffer's latest title, Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt, would be such a help in getting that perfect finish to my office wardrobe ... Thanks, Jackie

  85. User avater BusyGirlCreates January 6th

    I would like to win a copy of this book because I think Claire is fabulous and I have all her other books. I must have them all!!

  86. cweetgal January 6th

    I have been sewing for 2 years now and I feel other than simple garments I have not made anything. So this would be a booster to take my sewing skills to next level. Thanks

  87. User avater Haute January 6th

    Debbiezaura@ca.rr.com .... I am now studying everything I can about Couture Sewing. I am fascinated with the design and construction and would absolutely love to win a copy of the DVD and Book. Thank You!

  88. user-119425 January 6th

    I would love her book for inspiration and instruction to create my own couture skirt!

  89. User avater user-892390 January 6th

    Very interested in Couture Sewing Techniques, own all Clair's other DVD's/books and would like to have this one as well to add to my collection. Wonderful resource!

  90. User avater mams43 January 6th

    Claire's books always inspire my to stretch my skills and are fascinating to read. This would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

  91. User avater LizandLizzie January 6th

    I would love this book! I want to get back into designing and sewing more of my wardrobe...and elegant is the way to go!

  92. User avater scissorlover January 6th

    I would love this book. I always find her articles so interesting.

  93. SewMyDreams January 6th

    A dream come true....I love Claire Shaeffer! I have learned so much from her over the year's from both her magazine articles as well as her books...In fact I have every book she has published EXCEPT this one - Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt. It was on my Christmas wish list....and not that I was naughty or anything, but I didn't get it for Christmas. :-(

    SO...how wonderful it would be to be graced with this latest Claire Shaeffer edition...... :-) A matching jacket and skirt....hmmm? I have to go out fabric shopping now....

  94. User avater scissorlover January 6th

    I would love this book. I always find Claire Shaeffer's articles very interesting.

  95. User avater scissorlover January 6th

    I would love this book. I always find Claire Shaeffer's articles very interesting.

  96. AliceEliza January 6th

    I'm sure having both the book and video would be like having a private teacher. I would love to win these and start a project.

  97. user-3925248 January 6th

    I would like to learn more about couture sewing and add the professional finish to my garments.

  98. User avater Patriciasew January 6th

    I have some of Claire's books and CDs. I love her style and easy to follow methods of teaching couture sewing.
    I would really love to be one of the winners to own this lovely book and CD. Love all the info on Insiders too.

  99. tobor January 6th

    Improving my sewing skills is one of my interests. I would love to be able to make clothes that look high end... not home made :)
    thanks!

  100. mheath0873 January 6th

    I would simply love to win The Couture Skirt sewing DVD and book. I have other books by Claire and she is a wonderful teacher. I am certain that I would improve on my sewing skills for skirts if I won this. Thanks so much!

    Margie Heath

  101. user-2482621 January 6th

    I'd love to win. I'm trying to improve the quality of my garments and I'm sure this would help me find out some additional techniques to try. Thank you.

  102. User avater Cmoody1962 January 6th

    I am just re-discovering sewing. One of my goals is to learn to sew a well-made and well-fitted skirt. I hope to win! I need this help! Thank you.

  103. User avater acapsi January 6th

    Sewing is fabulous, fun, a wonderful creative outlet in today's digital world. Today's patterns are boring, overly recycled, dumbed down and uninspiring. What's a sewer to do? Learn to sew sans store bought patterns such as Claire does in her new book!

  104. ejanvrin January 6th

    I am always looking for new resources to learn better techniques. I am really getting into couture sewing. I think this book would help immensely.

  105. User avater sewsilly4ads January 6th

    I have been constructing all project the past three years with newly gained couture skills and continue to grow these skills. Every garment I learn something new. The visual aid that the DVD set will add to my books would be a wonderful aid to make sure that I am doing steps the right way!
    Thank you!
    Angela

  106. User avater LuvThreadsMagazine January 6th

    I'm a UGE (so big, there isn't room for the "H") Claire fan!!!!

    Claire's latest book is what everyone wants, though for me, it's more of a need (please pick me as the winner!).

  107. user-1064945 January 6th

    I would like to win this book, Couture Sewing:The Couture Skirt, to further master my sewing skills.

  108. User avater Austragirl January 6th

    I have my Linton Tweed, I have my grosgrain trim, I have my braid trim, I have Claire Shaeffer's excellent companion book on Couture Jackets. These have all been gently maturing in my stash while I work up the courage to start on my first ever couture suit. If I win Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt then all excuses will be removed and I will send you a picture when it's done!

  109. User avater Costumedramalover January 6th

    I would love to win this book!

  110. pyns January 6th

    Oh,the luxury of a well fitted lined skirt that is just the right length

  111. mabowles January 6th

    Couture sewing, Claire Schaeffer, both of my aspirations. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the book!
    Thank you for giving me the chance,
    Deborah

  112. User avater acatalina2 January 6th

    Constructing skirts with a bit of secret flair on the inside is one of my favorite discoveries. Mixing a solemn black wool skirt with a multi-bright rayon paisley lining allows me some freedom from the ordinary. Now, constructing it BETTER would be perfection. I'm ready to learn... show me the way!

  113. User avater kea January 6th

    I would love this book....very keen to learn new skills from Claire Shaeffer. :)

  114. LCJsew January 6th

    I wear skirts 98% of the time and enjoy making new and fun and well-made skirts for myself. This book would improve my technique and get me to use more of my skirt fabric stash.

  115. User avater Changmom January 6th

    I would like to ve to complete my "couture" collection.

  116. pkluches January 6th

    This book looks like it would be extremely helpful in sewing clothes, specifically finishing off a skirt. It would be a fantastic addition to my "How To" library. Thanks for giving the chance to win a copy of this book/DVD.

  117. User avater RedPointTailor January 6th

    Few fabrics are waiting to be cut to make the skirt following the instructions from the Claire Shaeffer's latest title, Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt.
    It will be great addition to my French jucket I have made following previous book.
    Thanks in advance!
    Fingers crossed :-)
    Beata

  118. User avater LusciousLouie January 6th

    Claire Shaeffer is the best! Thank you for the opportunity to own this book. I love Threads!

  119. User avater MessyVirgo January 6th

    Claire Schaeffer is the ULTIMATE sewist and tailor. I have several of her books and re-watch her DVDs for the BEST way to sew everything. I would love to win a copy of Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt. Her instructions are clear and specific, and my garments always look so professional.

  120. user-1117997 January 6th

    I have several of Clare 's books and would love to have this one!

  121. User avater Francesca94402 January 6th

    I am of an age to remember the Chanel look. My skills could use a boost from this book to get that elegance. The knowledge that a garment is beautiful from the inside out makes the time and effort so worth it. And my friends will be after me to sew for them!

  122. oceansew January 6th

    I would love this book! I made a "couture" A-line skirt for the contest on patternreview.com...however, I didn't really know what or how to do it right. Enjoyable project, and now I want to learn to do it properly with more expert techniques.
    Thank you, Tamara

  123. User avater sewsimpleandstraight January 6th

    I would love to own this copy of Claire Shaeffer"s book titled Couture Sewing: the Couture Skirt to learn to make beautiful skit using couture techniques. I have a few of her other books and I love them and they are so helpful. Thank you for the opportunity.

  124. bluevelvyt January 6th

    I've enjoyed and learned a lot from Claire Shaeffer's other videos and books. I'd love to add this one to my collection so I can continue to broaden and hone my skills.

  125. User avater sewsimpleandstraight January 6th

    I would love to own this copy of Claire Shaeffer"s book titled Couture Sewing: the Couture Skirt to learn to make beautiful skit using couture techniques. I have a few of her other books and I love them and they are so helpful. Thank you for the opportunity.

  126. user-4005459 January 6th

    Claire Shaeffer is the best! Thank you for the opportunity to own this book. I love Threads!

  127. lag21479 January 6th

    I would love to have this book and the DVD! I'm trying to improve my sewing techniques and have more professional looking results. This book and DVD would certainly help!

  128. user-3039489 January 6th

    Ooohhh - I would just love this. What an amazing addition to any reference library this would be! I am so wanting to learn these sort of skills. Thanks for the opportunity.

  129. User avater jsews January 6th

    I would love to win a copy of the new book and DVD. It would be perfect for us to use in our Fashionistas neighborhood group of ASG as we work on better fit and style of our garments.

  130. User avater SewSam January 6th

    I really learn a lot from anything by Claire Shaeffer. This book and DVD set would be a very welcome addition to my sewing library.

  131. User avater Lighthouse3 January 6th

    There's no other name that comes up more often as Claire Schaeffer's as a comprehensive, meticulous, technical reference author. She and Susan Khalje are my gold standard now. I've enjoyed studying Claire's pieces for years as an armchair sewist.

    Back after a long hiatus from sewing, I've set myself a few rules.

    1. Don't waste time sewing items that can be cheaply bought. The best use of my limited sewing time is for pieces that I'll wear proudly for years (e.g., the perfectly fit black crepe pants) or garments that entail unaffordable couture techniques.
    2. Never stop studying and improving technique. Learning is a joy. (This book would help so much!)
    3. Use worthy materials and solid technique for each project. Shortcuts lead only to regrets.

    I have three skirts in queue, and I'm struggling to start because I lack confidence in methods I've seen recommended in blogs recently. I'd love to finish these pieces the most elegant way possible. This book would come at just the right time.

  132. seemless January 6th

    Even if you're not going to do a whole Chanel thing, I'm sure at least some of the techniques can improve whatever you're working on.

  133. User avater tinainanderson January 6th

    OOh, I have been waiting for this book to be published. I would really like this book as I would love to learn more about making skirts using the couture method. Thanks for the opportunity.

  134. User avater paulaberon70 January 6th

    I Love couture!! And Love Chanel!! And Love her books, already but several of them. Im learning how tO sew couture No matter what, I just Love it.

  135. user-3356499 January 6th

    I love Claire's videos. Would love to win anything done by her. She's an awesome teacher.

  136. Whisper January 6th

    I love clothes that look as good inside as they do from the outside. I love the flattering, versatile, feminine look of skirts. And love reading Claire Schaeffer's work. I could get absolutely lost in my sewing room with her book, my equipment, and some fabulous fabrics.

  137. cynsew January 6th

    I am trying to learn Couture Sewing on my own. I just finished my first project, a lovely jacket. I have material left over and would love to make a couture skirt to match. My nose is always in a sewing book and would love to add this to my library. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    Cindy

  138. User avater Carmela January 6th

    I would love to have the companion book to "The Couture Cardigan Jacket" which I already have. I have a piece of beautiful black and royal blue fabric that is prefect for the suit. Now all I need is the COUTURE SEWING: THE COUTURE SKIRT. Thank you


  139. LAKBerry January 6th

    I would love to learn anything that Clare Shaffer has to teach. Wish I could attend her lessons in person. This would be a great addition to the iconic jacket I want to make.

  140. User avater user-3220369 January 6th

    I love Couture. I would take Ms. Shaeffer's classes, or online classes, but I live way out of town and have few opportunities. I am grateful to threads for their magazine, for Threads Insiders, and DVDs. II am very good at following direction and learning. Her other books, articles, and DVDs are concise, thorough and easy to follow. I am sure these will be also. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  141. moogie January 6th

    Couture sewing has become my latest passion. We must keep our standards high lest they be gone forever! I would love to win this book.

  142. Stitchinrhyme January 6th

    This book looks great! I'd love to have it.

  143. msmargie January 6th

    I love her books; I've learned so much from her! Yet I know that there's more I can do to take my sewing to the next level, and something this in-depth sounds like just the ticket.

  144. gailete January 6th

    I would LOVE to own this book. As soon as I saw it was being published, I put it on my Amazon Wish List. I got the Couture Tailoring book as a Christmas present, but since I never make jackets, that is something that will teach me techniques. However, the skirt book would be so much more appreciated as the thing I sew the most for myself is skirts. I would love to learn all the little is and outs to make my skirts look like a quality garment instead of having that dorky home made look.

  145. User avater LindaCdnRock January 6th

    Pick me, pick me! Claire Shaeffer has great couture sewing instructions. I would love this!
    Thank you,
    Linda

  146. User avater Diamondgal January 6th

    I would love to win the Claire Shaeffer's latest book on Couture Sewing:The Couture Skirt, because I just love wearing skirts, and who could not use all the help and great advice that she offers. Anything that she publishes, is well thought out and very easy to follow. I have several of her books and still after 20+ years, reference them. With all of the horrifically assembled bits and pieces of clothing in the market place today, I am thrilled that many of us sewers still like the couture techniques. I am so fed up with what I have seen in the past 15+ years, with poorly constructed retail clothing.

  147. User avater PittsTM January 6th

    I'm an American who just moved to London for work. I've been finding wonderful vintage wool skirts which I've altered for fit and sometimes restyled to more flattering, modern silhouettes. My new goal is to turn vintage tweed skirts into *couture* skirts which pay homage to their vintage origins!

  148. MsMonica January 6th

    WOW! Love to have Claire Schaeffer's, "Couture Sewing - The Couture Skirt", to learn couture techniques skirts as well as other well-made garments in my library.

  149. soie January 6th

    Look forward to seeing the couture techniques to make a beautifully finished skirt. I've got fabrics just waiting to be made up into something unique !

  150. user-2857028 January 6th

    I really enjoy learning about couture sewing, and of course, how Chanel clothing is made. This book, Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt, looks like a terrific read for anyone who likes to work with a needle and thread (with great fabrics!). With as many photos and much information that this book contains, I know it will help me for future sewing projects. Thank you.

  151. User avater pjwhite530 January 6th

    I would love to have this book. I am using the Couture Jacket book right now. Well-written, clear, incredibly useful.

  152. User avater JBeanne January 6th

    Would love to win this book! I have the Couture Jacket and would like to complete the set!

  153. User avater Lynda21 January 6th

    I would love to win this book and DVD and discover the techniques to sewing a couture skirt.
    Thanks
    Lynda

  154. User avater fabricjunkie416 January 6th

    I love Claire Shaeffer's books, videos and patterns. I want to learn to sew Couture Skirts. I have 3 daughters and 3 granddaughters and the books would provide great advice in helping me to help my youngest change her wardrobe. She wants to dress more like a lady, but doesn't like the way RTW looks on her.

  155. User avater Maydge January 6th

    I learned a few couture techniques here and there through the years but I think an all-in-one book would really transform my projects from "home made" to designer touches!

  156. User avater Pennymj January 6th

    I love channel style, and would love to know how to make a skirt. Claire Shaeffer's books are always great. thanks Penny

  157. Lawana55 January 6th

    This is the type of sewing I would love to learn

  158. User avater aspiretodesign January 6th

    I would love to win this because it would be so nice to get expert instruction in couture sewing. As an aspiring fashion designer and a perfectionist with a lot of attention to detail, couture sewing really appeals to me.

  159. User avater Passante January 6th

    I love skirts and would be delighted to be able to sew mine to a whole new standard. Winning this book could make that happen!

  160. User avater user-2565019 January 6th

    I need to win this NOW! I'm in the middle of sewing a faux wrap skirt and I need to learn how to finish it up. I love Claire Schaeffer's books.

  161. ctirish January 6th

    I've taken out Claire's other books from the library,she explains techniques so well. Her writing style is comfortable and easy to follow. Sometimes it is easier to do a couture technique than the one listed in the pattern. I love that she shares her knowledge with us. Thank you so much for giving us a chance to own her book, jane

  162. Nihy January 6th

    I would love to win a copy of The Couture Skirt. It would definitely help take my skirt making skills to a whole new level. Thanks!

  163. User avater Marya1 January 6th

    Clair is my favorite author/teacher. I'd love to get more detailed info from her on the couture skirt.

  164. User avater user-4046962 January 6th

    As a handweaver I want to learn more about using my handwoven fabric.

    Weaver

  165. User avater user-4046962 January 6th

    As a handweaver I want to learn more about using my handwoven fabric.

    Weaver

  166. User avater CarolK4 January 6th

    I did not intend to enter my statement multiple times. My apologies.

  167. saratogasewing January 6th

    I am embarking on a year-long campaign to upgrade my wardrobe and whittle down my fabric stash. Well, OK, I need to find the floor of my sewing room! The book on making couture skirts would be so helpful both in making new garments and in altering old ones, which I need to do as a result of last year's project, losing a lot of weight.

  168. FiveWombats January 6th

    Would love to own this book and DVD! A fabulous addition to my sewing library as I embark on adding couture sewing to my repertoire. Thank you for the chance at your giveaway.

  169. bermbroro January 6th

    Learning couture techniques would take my sewing to a new level! I would love to win a copy!

  170. user-25981 January 6th

    Everything Claire Shaeffer writes is both knowledgeable and informative, and her instructions so easy to follow and satisfying projects. Once you start sewing using her techniques you cannot go back, and garments made always turn out well. I have a couple of her earlier books but no DVD, I can only imagine how much more engaging that would be.

  171. User avater SewBeautifulbyEmily January 6th

    I would love to own this book - The All New - The Couture Skirt Book-DVD Set. I am currently on a sewing adventure and would love to learn "couture" sewing. And couture skirts should be a good place to start. I began sewing on my Mother's treadle machine (which I still own today) and have never stopped my dream of sewing and sharing my talents. Moving from pattern sewing to couture sewing would be an excellent adventure to take on. Thank you for this opportunity.

  172. User avater sewhappybjm January 6th

    I would love to win a copy of Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt. I always want to improve and keep on learning.

  173. tzipi January 6th

    Claire Shaffer is amazing and I would just love a copy of this book to add to my collection. I really hope I win- or I'll just have to buy it. I already ahve other books of hers.

  174. User avater CarolK4 January 6th

    I would love to win. Finishing techniques are always good to learn. Perfection is in the details.

  175. User avater CarolK4 January 6th

    I would love to win. Finishing techniques are always good to learn. Perfection is in the details.

  176. User avater CarolK4 January 6th

    I would love to win. Finishing techniques are always good to learn. Perfection is in the details.

  177. User avater CarolK4 January 6th

    I would love to win. Finishing techniques are always good to learn. Perfection is in the details.

  178. User avater CarolK4 January 6th

    I would love to win. Finishing techniques are always good to learn. Perfection is in the details.

  179. user-25981 January 6th

    Claire Shaeffer's writing is always so knowledgeable and informative, and her instructions easy to follow in a logical, well laid out process, that anything I have attempted following her guidance has turned out well, and stretched my skills. Once started with her methods it is impossible to go back. I would love to own this, as I have some of her books, but no DVD, and can imagine how much more engaging that would be.

  180. User avater user-2069715 January 6th

    Decades ago I was told that Haute Couture would be gone in my lifetime. I love to sew vintage suits especially those similar to Coco's and I love the handwork that I use. I expect my hand sewn pieces to last forever. I guess at what a couture technique might look like, especially for skirts and I want to know these techniques to pass on to young sewers. I would make great use of this book.

  181. polital January 6th

    I am recently retired and finally able to get back to sewing. I have a daughter with couture tastes but minimal income. I would love to able to add to her wardrobe. It would be a good way to enhance our mother daughter bond.

  182. User avater Spin2Knit January 6th

    <3 to win this! I love learning more techniques to further my education in Couture Sewing.

  183. User avater user-2862712 January 6th

    I have been following Claire Shaeffer for years and have most if not all of her books/dvd's. I NEED this book to complete my collection and help me create that perfect couture skirt to match the couture French jacket she inspired. ;-)
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  184. User avater SansSouci572 January 6th

    When I am in a department store, I am often disappointed when looking at the seams.
    But--looking at the seams on the cover of this book...wow!
    Now those are some seams! Look at the channeling!
    Glorious, glorious seams

  185. User avater user-2440927 January 6th

    Anything by Claire Schaffer will be good. I would love to win it!

  186. jpusel January 6th

    I want to learn couture techniques to take my sewing to the next level.

  187. User avater trudiram January 6th

    I have the couture jacket book and would love to have the couture skirt join it.

  188. User avater sewandsocreations January 6th

    I admire Clair Schaeffer's look in couture, and her ability to make simple fabrics become elegant fashion. Count me in. Donna @ sewandso.etsy.com and sew.and.so@live.com

  189. user-1127978 January 6th

    I love Claire Shaeffer's patterns. I have worked on my own Shaeffer jacket project. I have enough fabric left for a skirt. I have want to learn to make a Matching skirt. Thank you the opportunity to win one

  190. ChanAnn January 6th

    I love to sew and do a pretty good job. But I would like to increase the quality of what I put out. This book would help me with that.

  191. Lainbrain January 6th

    I'd love to have more skills to finish garments to perfection.

  192. User avater jbrider January 6th

    I'd love the book - I'm just getting back into sewing clothes (sewing for about 60 years)and I have no skirts or dresses in my closet! Haven't worn a skirt for years, but I'd like to get back into style again. Losing a little weight, and I think a nice, well designed and fitted skirt, might be just the thing.

  193. User avater user-3522435 January 6th

    I would love to have this book. I am a new sewing teacher and I am taking lots of online classes to help me with my skills but I also pick up lots of tips and ideas from books which I can share with my class. Thanks Debbie

  194. User avater janith January 6th

    love, love, love Claire's books and Taunton's wonderful collection of sewing books. Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt is a must have for my library

  195. user-2335922 January 6th

    I really need to learn how to improve my sewing skills!

  196. User avater user-178494 January 6th

    I love Claire Shaffer's boks and would love to have this one to add to my collection.

  197. User avater jojoringer January 6th

    Always trying to improve and I think this book would be an immense help!

  198. user-3391008 January 6th

    I would love a copy as I am trying to use better techniques in constructing garments.
    Tx, Michele

  199. User avater 2tango January 6th

    Love anything that Claire Shaeffer teaches, Im a fan

  200. EGJ January 6th

    I really love the Couture Jacket book and have found it immensely helpful as I work on my own little french jacket project. I may have enough fabric left for a skirt (here's hoping) so this follow up book would be a great addition to my resource library!

  201. pt6256 January 6th

    This book would be a great addition to my sewing library...I make a lot of skirts and dresses and would love to learn more.

  202. User avater KimsIdleHands January 6th

    As I get older I find that I am more anxious to make a beautiful product rather than to get it done. I will be 60 this year and would like to learn more.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  203. User avater Chilizee January 6th

    I am just starting the adventure in couture sewing and this Book and DVD combo would up my game to a new level.

  204. User avater machinemaven January 6th

    I'd love this book! I have appreciated so much having teachers of this caliber publishing books for those of us who have had no option to attend schooling/training in couture sewing.

  205. User avater LebecEgirl January 6th

    When I first saw "The Couture Skirt" my mind flashed back to my mother telling me "to make the inside of your garments as nice as the outside." I was just starting to sew in my Home Ec class in Jr. High when she gave me that sewing "lesson." It seems to me that back then people did more of a finished look to their garments. I am thankful that my mother instilled in me that foundational construction mentality. Sew, winning this book would not only be wonderful, it would remind me of my mother.

  206. starcitylady January 6th

    I am currently working with a personal trainer to lose some weight....I've sworn off sewing clothes until I reach my goal and I would LOVE to be able to make a couture skirt for my new self! Thanks! Kristin

  207. User avater lehickey January 6th

    Claire Shaeffer is THE authority on couture sewing. Her work with Chanel jackets is legendary, and I would love to have a copy of Couture Sewing. I'am at an age where RTW just doesn't fit so I make most all of my own clothing. What a help and inspiration this would be!

    Thanks!
    Lorrie

  208. Coolgram43 January 6th

    I would love to win the Coutore Skirt book to learn techniques for making fashion skirts.

  209. vic2025 January 6th

    I would be honored to own a copy of Claire's new book. thank you.

  210. user-2748731 January 6th

    I'd love this book to learn new sewing skills and sew perfect skirts.

  211. User avater qstitcher January 6th

    Couture sewing is the absolute best type of sewing. Would love to learn some of the secrets and improve my wardrobe and pass on information to my granddaughter, a new and upcoming sewer!

  212. User avater glendasews January 6th

    I really enjoy using Claire Shaeffer's patterns. I do a lot of had stitching in my garment sewing and I would enjoy owning the book.

  213. LadyG529 January 6th

    I started making my own work outfits again last year, as business clothes become harder and harder to find. Couture skirts would make a great addition to my new wardrobe.

  214. User avater StoneyLonesomeSews January 6th

    Would love this book. One of my sewing goals this year is to take my sewing to a more advanced level using couture techniques. Love, love, love, Claire Shaeffer!

  215. User avater dmc000 January 6th

    I have skirts that do not fit, I need new skirts for work. This would be perfect for some classy new skirts!

  216. User avater Luxiraj January 6th

    Love to learn couture techniques to make some top notch skirts :)

  217. User avater JenniferMM January 6th

    I love Claire Shaeffer's style of instruction and this book would be the perfect companion to her other titles on my shelf, allowing me to further elevate the quality of my sewing.

  218. User avater ashar January 6th

    Hi

    I would like to venture into making professional clothing , after sewing for many years with traditional Indian clothing.

    Thanks

    asha

  219. chefpdi January 6th

    I'm just getting back into sewing after a few years off to take care of other people. This is the year of ME! I'm taking better care of myself, including making custom, well-fitting clothes for ME!!! I would love to make Couture skirts (to show off my newly sculpted legs from my new workout program! :-) )

    Thanks!!

    Di

  220. starlings January 6th

    I recently returned to sewing after a long hiatus, and I'm making a concerted effort to train myself to be more patient and methodical at every stage of garment construction. Shaeffer's The Couture Skirt is just the kind of tool I need to help me do this.

  221. User avater quiltmamanikki January 6th

    I got my groove back after a 5 year hiatus and I would love some refresher and fun patterns for me and my hard to fit daughter :)

  222. pmkurth January 6th

    One of my New Years sewing goals- sew couture! This would help a lot!

  223. User avater Colorful January 6th

    I want to perfect my skirt making skills in 2015 and having this book will help me reach my goal!

  224. suec47 January 6th

    I am going to make this my "year of the skirt".To make that work for me they will need to look very well made. This book sounds like tit could make that happen.

  225. judyh321 January 6th

    I love Claire Shaeffer and I love to make skirts. What more is needed?

  226. PatHersl January 6th

    Why not learn something absolutely gorgeous? Inch by inch, to have these techniques would be a dream.

  227. DjRoxx January 6th

    This would really help with my teaching of textiles to the next generation of designers.

  228. User avater ShiningStar January 6th

    I want to make great looking skirts.

  229. User avater Chefti January 6th

    Every year I set myself a sewing aim for the year and this year is my year for making skirts and perfecting techniques; so it would be really useful to win this book!

  230. User avater 7CatsDesign January 6th

    I would like to win a copy of Claire Shaeffer's latest book to learn how to sew couture skirts.

  231. User avater Countessa January 5th

    I would really like to win a copy of Clair Shaeffer's Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt. Her teaching and explanation are so comfortable for me to follow. Thanks.

  232. User avater wexford January 5th

    I would like to win a copy of this book because I think Claire is fabulous and it would be a great companion to the other books I own from her.

  233. bekabug8 January 5th

    I would love to sew a couture skirt!

  234. wildsew January 5th

    I learned so much from Claire as I followed her instructions to a "T" in making a Chanel Jacket facsimile (The Couture Cardigan Jacket). Everyone who sees my jacket, loves it! Well-fitted, with her amazing and timeless construction techniques, the jacket transforms one's mood instantly when donned! I really look forward to devouring any and all wisdom in her latest teaching book/video: COUTURE SEWING: THE COUTURE SKIRT. Thank you Claire Schaeffer!

  235. User avater ELewis28 January 5th

    Would love to win this fabulous book and DVD. Couture techniques for Chanel fashion are timeless and never go out of style.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  236. user-3036558 January 5th

    I would really like a copy of Claire Shaeffer's latest title, Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt. I would like to learn how to do fine sewing with couture techniques and learn to make one of a kind outfits.
    Thank you, Dilshad

  237. JaneEfficiency January 5th

    I would LOVE to win a copy of Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt to learn to sew beautiful skirts as well as apply couture techniques to other garments to give them that well-made fabulous finish.

    Thanks!!
    Natalie

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