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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc (20 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584796758
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584796756
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 317,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Heather Ross designs fabric, fashion projects, sewing patterns and stationery goods. Her two lines of fabric, Heather Ross for Free Spirit and Heather Ross for Kokka, are both sold in quilting and fabric stores in the United States and abroad. She designs fabrics and sleepwear for the clothing company Munki Munki, a brand she created. She teaches sewing at Purl Patchwork in New York City, where she resides. Visit her website at www.heatherrossdesigns.com. John Gruen's photographs have appeared in many magazines, including Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Food & Wine and in the STC books Kids' Embroidery and Kids Crochet. He lives in Lakeville, CT.

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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Crafty Claire on 18 April 2009
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Finally a modern sewing book that goes beyond aprons and bags! Yes Weekend Sewing has adult clothes in it, and they are lovely!

I have now made 4 items from Weekend Sewing, and am pretty pleased with the results. The book has some lovely casual "weekend" style clothes in there (3 dresses, blouse, tops, skirts, pyjamas ans also some children's clothes, plus accessories and things for the house)

Visually it is very good, great pictures and illustrations to show you how to do it. I have also refered to Heather Ross's weekend website for errata, plus the flickr site for other advice. Most people find the blouse is too short, so I added an extra 4" before I started with that, and it came out fine.

I would rate myself at a beyond beginner stage but still have a lot to learn, and this book is definitely helping me pick up new techniques. For the c£9 I paid for it, it is a bargain, plus all the pattern pieces are in the covers, all you need to do is trace them and you can get sewing.

(I would say the sizing is quite large, ie a small in this book would fit a UK 12, no problem if you are good at adapting patterns) The sizes, I think are for UK size 12-16/18.

I am pleased I have this book, I still have a few more things that I wish to make from it, so it's definitely good value for money.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Lofty on 30 April 2009
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Some of the projects in this book felt slightly dated but other than that, a very useful and informative read. Really clear, non-fussy instructions which were easy to follow with some useful tips along the way. Would be a great book for someone just getting into sewing, but any level will find it of interest. Lovely childs kimono project. Patterns included, so you just need to choose fabric and thread to get started.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Andy Grant on 16 April 2009
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I read a review for this in Sew Hip Magazine and being a fan of Heather Ross I knew I needed to make space for this in my sewing room! The book arrive yesterday and looks fantastic. The instructions are clear & easy to follow and I am now busy planning what to make first, probably the PJ's.

If you love sewing or have been wanting to try and make something for yourself or home this is the book for you.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By b on 26 Feb. 2010
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I love the book, and the layout, The projects are cool and modern and there seem to be a lot of them.

The first think to do is to check the errata - and there are quite a few of them. Its a shame that they weren't picked up before the book was published. Heather if you are reading this, I offer to trial any patterns in your next book for you to pick up any snags (in exchange for a free book!)

I made the skirt that is on the front cover and even after adding 2 extra panels it is still coming up on the small side (which believe me is not what you want with a wrapskirt...!) I think the pattern is too narrow rather than too few panels in it.

I'm going to give it one more go and make the kimono style dress but I did expect a little more as in patterns that work. I'm confident enough to make alterations to patterns to make them fit, but it might be more tricky for a novice sewer.

On the plus side, the directions seem good and the extra sections at the back and front about sewing space, sewing kit and fabric etc are nice. and there are a lot of projects in the book. The bag looks good and I might make that too - at least it won't matter if that comes up small or big!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Clare Mccann VINE VOICE on 9 May 2010
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Lots of the reviews of this book are from people who have only read the book, and not attempted to make anything from it.

They are indeed right in saying it looks great and is full of lots of exciting projects, but there are LOTS of errors in it and not minor ones either!

I have now made two projects from it. The pajamas, which seemed to have a very strange shape to them and ended up in the bin, and the yard-sale wrap skirt which had MASSIVE errors in the instructions and ended up taking up lots more fabric than is specified.

If you are considering buying this book have a look at the "errata" on Heather Ross's own website, which will show you all the mistakes in it, and have a look at the many discussions on Flickr by people who have tried to make the projects.

If you are an experienced sewer you can probably work round the mistakes, but I would not recommend it for beginners.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. T. Mcquade on 8 Oct. 2009
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This really is a fab book which has inspired me !!!!!Well worth the money due to the patterns alone Tried hard to put something in for every one so some things dont appeal but plenty that does !! Have run up a couple of the things so easy !! this book come highly recommend from me and ive bought some dud ones over the years!!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. Leavesley on 24 May 2009
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I bought this book as I have recently begun sewing again after a long hiatus and I was attracted by the bright and funky looking designs. Plus one of the above reviews referred to the generous sizing of the patterns.

The book is pitched about right for a sewer of my level, with plenty of clear and helpful instructions. Unfortunately it is also almost entirely useless to me, as I fall outside the 'generous' sizing - the largest finished bust size in the book is a 43" and several of the patterns which I was most interested in only go up to a 40".

So, if like me you are a busty lady looking to make clothes which will actually fit and flatter - unlike the majority of the high street- I would suggest unless you know how to alter a pattern already or are prepare to just stop breathing for the sake of some really cute clothes, this is not the book for you.

That said, if you're lucky enough to fit within the parameters of the patterns, it's a really lovely book and I would definitely make some if not all of the clothes here. And the baby clothes and bags are gorgeous.
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