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5.0 out of 5 stars Very creative and love the fact that there's no pattern cutting!, 12 Aug. 2012
This review is from: DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection (Paperback)
This book consists of 10 stylish, easy to make items of clothing that can be continuously reinvented using different fabric, textures and colours to create a wide variety of unique garments. The book is crammed full of great illustration & photo based instructions, which is great for those like me who work better with visual directions. I love one of the key messages of the book "don't worry too much about the details" meaning that you don't have to be a perfectionist to make great unique items of clothing. This is sewing the DIY way.

I've studied `proper' pattern cutting and hated it, too much maths, fuss and fiddling! So was a tad nervous when I saw the big yellow `No Patterns Needed' sticker on the front. However, I'm very pleased to say that this book involved no pattern cutting, just garments you already own being used as templates. As you make our own patterns it means that every size and shape can be catered for this book.

I love the fact that the 10 garments are each made as part of 8 different collections, each giving them a different look showing just how versatile they are. These cover everything from a simple straight skirt and waistcoat through to the more complex hoody and romper suit. Looking forward to giving the cloak a go myself with some lovely Welsh wool I have in my stash.

This review also appears on The Sewing Directory.
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