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Light in tone, this guide is chatty and hip. Projects range from a sundress to a flower pin, a banana bag, and an iPod case. Each pattern takes one spread. The introduction notes that the authors' 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special (Potter, 2006) requires less-advanced skills. Readers are instructed to review the illustrated glossary of techniques and to go over a pattern before beginning work on it. Projects are rated on a scale of difficulty and approximate time for completion is listed. Use of a sewing machine is recommended. Each pattern includes a line drawing, with a superimposed photograph depicting the finished project, and illustrated diagrams with step-by-step, basic instructions. The book also includes two techniques for creating patterns and explains how to take body measurements. Instructions for each pattern are very basic and assume some knowledge of sewing/tailoring or studious use of the glossary.
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