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Respected sir / mam,


          If you have some of information about the construction procedures for designer garments please give me the same for my upgrading my knowledge.



Thanks / regards,



  1. DONNAKAYE | | #1

    Yes.  Claire Shaeffer, Couture Sewing Techniques.

    1. zuwena | | #9

      Well Hello DonnaKaye,

      I was wondering how you were doing after having been so helpful to all of us in the lessons you were giving.  We had not heard from you in such a long time.  Glad to see that you are all right.   Z

  2. Josefly | | #2

    Well, did you read the article in the latest Threads: "Little Black Dress from Start to Finish: Couture dressmaking techniques..." by Susan Khalie?

    1. user-163194 | | #3

      I did!  ~sigh~ such fabric choices are not available to me here, but I do like the style, and thought I might take the time to have one couture simple dress.  I have looked everywhere - there is no such thing as Vogue pattern no. 6934.

      I re-read the article and found the little word "vintage" in there, but there is no internet indication that that number and vogue in the same sentence means anything but little girl costumes.

      I am on here trying to find out what the real number is - or - ~sigh~ why I can't find this pattern anywhere...

      Did you like the article?  I am student and do not have the time to fuss with all this couture stuff - but I do want something that looks good, wears well and that I can take pride in.  If it turns out real good, I might just have to make another...

      Teresa, SC

      1. starzoe | | #4

        This pattern was in the author's "personal pattern archive" so we can assume she has had it for a long time, that it is no longer in the books. I don't know why she would publish the number if it is not available anywhere, perhaps eBay if someone is selling one.

      2. Josefly | | #5

        After many years of feeling that the painstaking details of hand-basting, cutting all the suggested interfacings and underlinings, hand-stitching, etc., were just too painful and tedious, I have discovered that the longer it takes to make a garment, the more I enjoy wearing it. So I'm finally eager to discover more of those techniques that make clothes look better longer. Even the simple cotton things I prefer look so much better underlined.

      3. melanie | | #6

        With regard to the availability of your Vogue pattern, please see the letter I have just posted to the "vintage patterns discussion" - hope you will be lucky

      4. Carlykins | | #7

        I have been on every site known to me and still can't come up with the "little black dress",Vogue 6934.  If anyone locates this Please let me know!  Any new sites are very much appreciated.  Thanks....

        1. melanie | | #8

          I need little excuse to open and browse through my favourite pattern site - http://www.lanetzliving.net and wallow in the pictures of all those patterns of long ago which I made up once upon a time. Looking under "Vintage Vogue", 40s - 80s, there are only two beginning with 69, sadly not 6934, so my advice would be to contact Janet directly at [email protected] (a proud grandmother in Kansas) and I am sure she will find it for you - she has, quite literally, thousands of patterns.

          Try this, you might be lucky - she was able to produce a 1971 vogue pattern for me!

          Good luck with your search



      5. stitchagain | | #10

        Please check discussion "gorgeous dress on the cover" for modern pattern alternatives to that vintage pattern

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