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Great book but not for an absolute beginner
on 26 June 2011
I confess to being a complete novice at dressmaking so when I read some of the other reviews I thought this was definately the book for me. Other reviews stated they had also been beginners and it had proved really easy for them. The book itself is very nice, some design are a little 'out there' and you really wouldn't want your daughter to be seen out in public in them but I'm sure in certain communities/cults they would go down a treat. If the book is intended for complete beginners then I'm apparently the pre-beginner. I did make the dress but most of it was done from my imagination and just using certain bits of the book. I also didn't really like that the dress (in most of the designs) has a seam through the middle of the front and back. In the book you see it on the pictures but it's not so clear whereas in reality it's quite obvious. My next book will be sewing for dummies, it's not arrived yet but I hope it really is for idiots or just plain novices like me.