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Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabricsby Francesca DenHartog and Carole Ann Camp
Synopses & Reviews
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.
Chapter 1: Basics
*Pressing and ironing
*SBS: Hand stitches
Chapter 2: Patternmaking
*Pattern markings and symbols
*Adjusting patterns to fit
Chapter 3: Fabric
*Selecting fabrics for style and fit
Chapter 4: How to make classic garments
Chapter 5: How to construct garment elements
*Sleeves and cuffs
*Faces and hems
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