Maybe you've never sewn a thing in your life but would love to buy some pretty fabric and make a simple skirt. Well this book will tell you exactly how to do it. From what a sewing pattern is, how to use one, how to cut a pattern...you name it. What is great to see is that the book doesn't assume that you know all these things, because sometimes we don't!
The diagrams and pictures are clear and easy to follow and understand. It's in colour too which makes such a refreshing change! The different chapters are divided into categories from learning the basics and understanding patterns, to start-to-finish projects making things (the tote bag project is on my do list next!).
I only started dressmaking officially last year after making it one of my New Year's resolutions. Before then I've made bags and cushions but I really wanted to create my own clothes. The first thing I made was a skirt (which you can see here) and an elasticated skirt is the easiest thing you can start with. You will be so proud and satisfied afterwards when you've made it, and the best part is wearing it and someone asking you where it's from. Ah it's really is the best feeling saying, "Oh this? I made this myself".
I know when I first started sewing I didn't have a clue what meant what on a sewing pattern packet and all the sewing jargon they use. (I will admit that I sometimes blag my way through a pattern if I don't get it!)
|Simply the Best- Sewing Book- C/O Simplicity|
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