Saturday, September 5, 2015

Couture Steps

In August our featured teacher was Martina. Here topic was awe-inspiring and maybe even a little daunting: “Couture Steps from pattern to finishing details." Martina did a wonderful job and left us wanting more.

The presentation started with a review of the definition of *couture* in the US, as well as an interesting contrast with the definition used in France. 

She brought in collectors' dolls with couture-styled garments. And she circulated tons of samples showing various couture techniques. 

Because of the size of this topic, Martina did not teach us the actual techniques but she certainly motivated their use, showing the lovely results.

Thanks so much, Martin. It left us breathless!

Some of Martina's beautifully constructed garments.


Our leader looks gorgeous in this color!

Couture doll collection

A few of the samples:

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