Yes, there's boning. But there are other tools at your disposal too, among them horsehair.
Sewing a couture garment is a journey, and while the finished piece is certainly a worthwhile "destination," the steps you take to get there can be equally enjoyable.
It can be difficult to find exactly the right shade of silk organza; especially if it's to be used under lace and meant to match one's skin tone. Here, I'll…
Couture expert Susan Khalje shares her techniques and tips on how to add hooks, eyes, snaps, and other small finishing details to achieve a better fitting waistband.
Stabilizing fabrics is nothing new - and it can be a big help.
Learn how to select the correct underlining, and how to mark it and join it to the fashion fabric.
With these skills you will find that lace is versatile, forgiving, and surprisingly easy to sew.
Apply a lining to a curved neckline and an armhole edge for an elegant couture technique.
Learn the four key features of a Chanel-style jacket.
Sometimes it's the simple things that need to be given a little thought.
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