Sew What! Skirts

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

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Don't let old-fashioned 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, an adventurous spirit are all you need to get started. Create a new wardrobe that reminds you just how much fun sewing can be! It is possible to make all of the skirts in this book with a few basic sewing skills. Even if you have sewn your entire life, you can still find fun and inspiration in these patternless skirts and stylish embellishments. While none of the skirts are difficult to make, they have been arranged from easiest to easy, with the easiest skirts at the beginning of each chapter. All 16 designs can be created from scratch in a few hours so no matter how hectic your life is you'll be sure to find time to sew a simple, fun skirt that is, most importantly, stress free. The first chapter will take you through the basic sewing skills along with the equipment you will need in addition to a sewing machine; needles, pins, threads, fabrics, waistline fasteners, tape measure, pinking shears and the list foes on. You will learn the four most important words: selvage, grainline, bias and nap and what these mean. You will then be shown how to create a wide variety of skirts from the classic A-line to layered skirts, wraparounds to easy elegance. Find the inspiration that you've been waiting for, to use all the beautiful fabric that you've been holding on to or longing to buy in this beautiful book. Define your personality with a wearable, tailored skirt designed to your unique style and shape.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 174 x 228 x 10mm | 317.51g
  • DAVID & CHARLES
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour photographs throughout
  • 0715326953
  • 9780715326954
  • 75,701

About Francesca Denhartog

Francesca DenHartog has a lifelong passion for beautiful and unusual fabrics and is always looking for new and innovative ways to use them.show more

Table of contents

* Acknowledgements; * Introduction; 1 How to use this book; 2 Basic skills; 3 Which waistline?; 4 Classic A-line; 5 Wrap it!; 6 Circles & sqaures; 7 Play it straight with flair; 8 Layer it!; 9 How many tiers?; * Resources; * Index.show more

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