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Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics

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ISBN13: 9781580176255
ISBN10: 1580176259
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Publisher Comments:

Sewing is back! Young, crafty women are discovering the fun and creativity of working with fabric, needle, and thread to create simple, colorful skirts, suitable for showing off as wearable art. Sew What! Skirts assumes no priorsewing experience (and no home ec. class or mother with sewing skills!), and doesn't get bogged down with overly complicated instructions or patterns.

Author Francesca DenHartog, a fabric fanatic and sewing instructor, has stripped skirts down to the basics: 15 styles, ranging from an A-line to a circle, wraparound, gored panel, tiered and hippie, layered, and more. All it takes to get started is basic body measurements (no need to go out and buy an expensive pattern), a machine, great fabric, fun embellishments, and a few sewing fundamentals.

With a creative can-do attitude, playful photographs, and super-simple step-by-step instructions, Sew What! Skirts will connect a whole new generation with the craft of making clothing that expresses your own unique look and personality. It's all about the fabric, as DenHartog demonstrates with the colorful array of patterns and motifs featured throughout.

Whimsical, colorful, and easy, the designs in this book are sure to unleash the creative spirit of every budding seamstress.

Review:

"With its straightforward instructions and style, a great choice for the no-frills seamstress who wants a little flounce." Rose Annis, Bust Magazine, November 2006

Synopsis:

Don't Let Old-Fashions Patterns Hem You In!

You'll be amazed by what you can sew with no patterns at all. Fun fabrics that inspire you, a basic sewing machine, and an adventurous spirit are all you need to get started. Create a new wardrobe that reminds you just how much fun sewing can be!

Synopsis:

Discover how fun it is to create these simple, colorful skirts. Sew What! Skirts assumes no prior sewing experience and doesnt slow you down with complicated instructions or patterns. The authors offer up 16 great styles, including A-line, circle, wraparound, gored panel, tiered, layered, and more. All it takes to get started is basic body measurements (no need to buy a pattern), a sewing machine, great fabric, fun embellishments, and a few simple techniques. The designs in Sew What! Skirts are sure to unleash the creative spirit of every budding sewist.

About the Author

Francesca DenHartog is the owner of Valley Fabrics in Northampton, Massachusetts, a colorful hotbed of sewing and quilting activity, where she teaches beginning sewing classes. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Basics

*Machine sewing

*Hand sewing

*Pressing and ironing

*Cutting

*SBS: Hand stitches

Chapter 2: Patternmaking

*Pattern markings and symbols

*Taking measurements

*Adjusting patterns to fit

Chapter 3: Fabric

*Selecting fabrics for style and fit

Chapter 4: How to make classic garments

*Dress

*Shirt

*Blouse

*Woman's pants

*Men's pants

Chapter 5: How to construct garment elements

*Seams

*Darts

*Pleats

*Zippers

*Waistbands

*Sleeves and cuffs

*Collars

*Faces and hems

*Pockets

*Closures


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Samsara, March 1, 2008 (view all comments by Samsara)
Wow, this book is amazing. I went from not being able to sew at all, to being able to see a skirt in a magazine and then replicating it without a pattern! And because you use your own measurements rather than a pattern, every skirt fits perfectly.
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Erin Rasmussen, June 6, 2007 (view all comments by Erin Rasmussen)
What a Great Book for a Novice! I bought it, and went from all thumbs to churning out great, and interesting skirts. It has great descriptions of the basic techniques you need, as you need them, without getting in the way of the fun patterns. After years of trying and failing with other books, it was a delight to go from 0 to Sewing in about 60 minutes. The best parts were the great tips to help you modify the patterns/colors to something you'll really love without any extra time, money or frustration.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580176255
Author:
Francesca DenHartog and Carole Ann Camp
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Author:
McClellan, Francesca
Author:
Denhartog, Francesca
Author:
Camp, Carole Ann
Author:
Couch, Peg
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sewing
Subject:
Skirts
Subject:
Crafts - Sewing
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Spiral Bound
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
Spiral, comb or coil bound book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.50 in

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"Review" by , "With its straightforward instructions and style, a great choice for the no-frills seamstress who wants a little flounce."
"Synopsis" by ,
Don't Let Old-Fashions Patterns Hem You In!

You'll be amazed by what you can sew with no patterns at all. Fun fabrics that inspire you, a basic sewing machine, and an adventurous spirit are all you need to get started. Create a new wardrobe that reminds you just how much fun sewing can be!
"Synopsis" by ,
Discover how fun it is to create these simple, colorful skirts. Sew What! Skirts assumes no prior sewing experience and doesnt slow you down with complicated instructions or patterns. The authors offer up 16 great styles, including A-line, circle, wraparound, gored panel, tiered, layered, and more. All it takes to get started is basic body measurements (no need to buy a pattern), a sewing machine, great fabric, fun embellishments, and a few simple techniques. The designs in Sew What! Skirts are sure to unleash the creative spirit of every budding sewist.
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