The Art of Couture Sewing will be a practical guide to the fine construction practices used in couture workrooms. Beginning with a brief history of couture, the book will provide fully-illustrated instructions on constructing a couture dress from start to finish. It will cover draping techniques used in designing shirts, skirts, and dresses, and will also include discussions of corsetry and executing accurate stitches. After reading this book, students will understand the various haute couture methods, particularly how these methods affect design decisions and relate to the quality of these very special garments.
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Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Nudelman holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Columbus College of Art and Design and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology in New York City, and has also been certified in various apparel industry used software, including Gerber Accumark 8.2 computer production systems and Web PDM, Adobe Photoshop® CS5, and Adobe Illustrator ® CS5. Nudelman currently runs her own Couture Bridal line called ZoyaModa in Chicago.
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