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Full of errors - beware!
on 1 December 2012
I've been using this book for a while now and whilst it's very handy as a guide to pattern creation it's absolutely chock full of errors - almost everything I've tried has gone wrong at some point and everything can be traced back to the measurements (or lack of them) in this book.
She adds a 1cm seam allowance to her patterns but sometimes it's missing, other measurements are completely arbitrary so pattern pieces have no hope of fitting together, also some measurements are not taken into account at all so you'll get garments that don't fit.
It's been very disappointing as at first glance this book looks like a pretty thorough guide and contains patterns for all sorts of different clothes. As the other reviewers have mentioned it's not for a beginner - the instructions themselves are fairly straightforward, what you'll be doing though is spending a lot of time double checking everything, it's either that or having two or three goes until you get it right..