The VFG believes that informed selling and buying communities are good for the vintage-fashion industry as a whole, and all visitors to the website have access to the VFG resources. These are continually updated and constantly evolving, thanks to a dedicated volunteer staff.
Our blog features our picks of the freshest vintage items, member news and articles. We have also created a growing series of articles on some classic designers.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
Reviewed by Gayle MacGregor – Sideshow Alley
Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket. Sewing secrets from a Chanel collector
by Claire. B. Shaeffer
The Taunton Press: ISBN. 978-1-60085-955-7 BUY NOW
This fascinating book with accompanying DVD is the latest in the Couture Sewing series by acclaimed author Claire Shaeffer, and explores the construction techniques developed by the author to create a Chanel style Jacket.
Through meticulous research based on the Authors collection of original Chanel Jackets and Museum archival research, the reader is treated to a step by step tutorial.
The text and accompanying DVD demonstrate every process required including:
The text is accompanied with clear photographs of the sewing process, along with vintage examples of authentic Chanel jackets.
Chapter 9 includes how to identify original Chanel jackets versus fake versions or Licensed Copies, along with tips on how to date Chanel jackets. The instructions along with the DVD make the sewing process crystal clear. The authors calm, clear and concise instructions encourage you to take on the project without feeling daunted. By sharing her knowledge of these construction techniques the Author is sharing a wonderful gift with all of us that love to sew, along with all who love Vintage Couture techniques.
I would highly recommend this publication to sewers of a medium to high skill level as a fascinating and rewarding challenge.
As an Amazon Associate, the VFG earns from qualifying purchases
Buy This Book on Amazon