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Claire_ShaefferClaire Shaeffer, Palm Springs, CA, US
craft interests: fashion, sewing, fashion history
Member Since: 08/02/2012
Get to know the story behind the first American couturier, Main Rousseau Bocher, and take an inside look at "Making Mainbocher," an exhibition at the Chicago History Museum.
Couture expert Claire Shaeffer offers an exclusive look at the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.
Delicately detain wayward straps, linings, and more.
Sewing expert Claire Shaeffer debunks 21 of her favorite sewing myths. Read now to see if you're familiar with any of them.
This couture technique makes a regular zipper appear stitchless.
When I was in London recently, I visited tailor Richard Anderson. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his workroom and a walk through his method for matching plaids.
Claire Shaeffer shares a couture technique for stabilizing the edges of surplice and V necklines.
Here are more images of the exquisite designs found in the Ebony Fashion Fair museum exhibition.
Sometimes the difference between an ordinary garment and a designer’s ready-to-wear is a few well-chosen but simple details.
Claire Shaeffer explains how to have your tailored jackets hold their shape for decades by creating interfacing inspired by French designer Yves Saint Laurent.