Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing

Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing

3.65 (339 ratings by Goodreads)
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Sometimes to find your life's true path, you have to stray outside the lines . . . Scarlet Santana is never happier than when creating fabulous fashions for women of all shapes and sizes. Now, after years of hard work, she finally has the chance to live her dream and study under the hottest designer in New York. To raise money for her move, Scarlet opens an after-hours sewing school in a local record shop, teaching a type-A working mom whose rigid parenting style is causing her family to unravel and an enigmatic seamstress with a mysterious past. But as stitches give way to secrets and classmates become friends, the women realize an important truth: There is no single pattern for a good life. Happiness is always a custom fit.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 25mm | 277g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 044650923X
  • 9780446509237
  • 1,146,586

Review quote

"Who knew that glitter really does make the world a better place? Kathy's book is creative, inspirational and empowering, just like she is. I couldn't put it down!"--Terri O, TV Personality, Spokesperson, Craft Expert www.terriocraftprojects.com on WAKING UP IN THE LAND OF GLITTER
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About Kathy Cano-Murillo

Kathy Cano-Murillo is a lifelong writer and artist. Her crafts have been carried by hundreds of retailers, including Bloomingdales, Target, and Hallmark. She is a former entertainment reporter for The Arizona Republic, and has authored seven books, including Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing. She is the founder of CraftyChica.com, a wildly popular web site to inspire women to brighten their lives with clever craft ideas. She has a web series on LifetimeTV.com, and can be seen on HGTV and DIY Network. She has been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today and NPR, and now has an extensive Crafty Chica product line. Kathy lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, two kids and five Chihuahuas. Her motto for life is "Crafts, drama and glitter."
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Rating details

339 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 23% (77)
4 34% (115)
3 33% (111)
2 7% (25)
1 3% (11)

Our customer reviews

It is easy to read (I give it that!) but the story was quite obvious to me from the first few pages. It is not particularly well-written, it is not a good book but rather a script for a movie (most probably stared by J-Lo). I am specially disappointed with the description of the dresses, I was expecting a lot more from an author who enjoys sewing, more description of the textures, the colours, etc. I find quite patronising the "questions for book club" that the author suggests at the end.show more
by Irene Suarez-Martinez
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