- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: CICO Books; Pap/Acc edition (25 Oct. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782493700
- ISBN-13: 978-1782493709
- Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 1.3 x 27.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts: Learn how to make 24 different skirts from 8 basic shapes Paperback – 25 Oct 2016
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'Armed with this book, some fabric and Wendy's sewing wisdom, you'll be well on your way to a stylish array of unique skirts that will give you a perfect fit.' --Sew Magazine, October 2016
'Wendy Ward's second book has all the know-how and patterns you need to sew up 24 skirts from eight basic shapes.' --Simply Sewing, December 2016
About the Author
Wendy Ward has worked as a designer in the fashion industry since 2000, for a range of companies from niche retailers to large high street chains, including Matalan and M&S. In 2007 Wendy started teaching dressmaking, pattern cutting and textiles for adults. She has a degree in Fashion Design, an MA in Design and is a fully qualified teacher. In 2012 Wendy opened MIY Workshop in Brighton and launched the first of her own design sewing patterns. Wendy is also a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She is a regular contributor to Sewing World Magazine and her first book My Fashion Label about fashion design for kids was published in 2014. Her first sewing book for adults The Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking was also published in 2014. Wendy lives in Brighton.
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Top Customer Reviews
The projects are sorted in order of difficulty and follow this format: intro, measurements, fabric guide, fabric requirements, cutting information, step to step guide for putting the garment together and advice on variations. There are plenty of useful diagrams to help you with both the cutting and construction.
The last 30 pages of the book is a detailed techniques guide helping you get to grips with hems, seams, zips, darts, top stitching, fitting, fastenings, waistbands and more. The patterns themselves come in a packet at the back of the book and are full sized ready for you to trace off. They also cover a great range of sizes going from a size 8 to a size 26! I do love to see a book with both full size patterns and a good size range represented. I have attached some images of the patterns you'll find in the book.
The book is a really comprehensive beginner’s guide presented in an easy to follow format plus the skirts are very fashionable too. If you want to start making your own skirts this is the book for you.
This review originally appeared on The Sewing Directory
Well, I have not been disappointed. Three of the skirts are on my list with two variations of each which means I will need to buy some tights, but I think it will be worth it.
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Excellent book by a very nice person - an expert in her field!Published 3 months ago by Alan J Cutts