Synopses & Reviews
Lay it out, cut it out, sew it up, put it on
Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studios proves that all you need to re-make your wardrobe are a few key things: Great fabric, easy-to-make patterns, a handful of simple skills, and your own personal sense of style
Use Sew Serendipity to create a fresh, new look.
Included in the book are tissue pattern inserts for the skirt, tunic/dress and jacket - each with 6 variations detailed in the book. 3 basic patterns x 6 variations=18 ways to show off your skills and style
Kay provides the master instructions for each basic garment, and individual instruction for each unique look. Once you master the basics, changing it up is a snap
Each clothing pattern is graded in seven sizes (bust: 32-44; waist: 24-36; hips: 34-46) from XXS to XXL. Use the Custom Fitting section of this book to learn how to measure yourself and adjust the patterns to get the best possible fit
Embellish your designs to match your style, whether you're feeling the need for classic, tailored elegance, or you're in the mood for a little ruffled whimsy. Kay's simple embellishments make it a breeze to adapt your design to the look you want.
With Sew Serendipity, you'll find out how to lay out the pattern pieces, cut them out and sew them up. All you have to do is put them on and strut your stuff
Scared or nervous to sew clothes for yourself? One taste of success is all you need to build your confidence and try more. Kay Whitt gives you that taste by gently introducing you to clothes-making, with a fresh approach and project designs. She reveals that it's not a trade secret to alter a pattern to fit your figure and style - anyone can do it Friendly math (? seam allowance, not 5/8 ), solid coaching on how to measure for the best individual fit, and an overview of all the required sewing techniques ensures that you will be well on your way to making a coordinated, customized wardrobe.
Whitt gently introduces novices to clothes-making, with a fresh approach and project designs. She reveals that it's not a trade secret to alter a pattern to fit one's figure and style--anyone can do it.