Bold & Beautiful Easy-Sew Clothes: 15 Unstructured Designs That Fit and Flatter Every Shape, and Are Simplicity Itself to Make

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Sew stylish separates featuring swinging silhouettes that flatter every body type. The tunics, vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts are both easy and comfortable to wear, and with one-size-fits-all construction they are easily made up and adaptable to make a look that suits you. Included are concise instructions for getting the fit right, and choosing fabrics, plus all the dressmaking basics every sewer needs to know to make up the projects in the book. ...

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Overview

Sew stylish separates featuring swinging silhouettes that flatter every body type. The tunics, vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts are both easy and comfortable to wear, and with one-size-fits-all construction they are easily made up and adaptable to make a look that suits you. Included are concise instructions for getting the fit right, and choosing fabrics, plus all the dressmaking basics every sewer needs to know to make up the projects in the book. Additionally, there are a variety of ideas for making the clothes your own, including how to alter the fit to suit your shape or style, or personalize your pieces with pockets, pleats, and drawstrings.

  • Each piece has been designed with flowing, elegant lines that skim the body, to create a bold, dramatic and very flattering silhouette.
  • These beautiful clothes are as easy to make as they are to wear – just print out the pattern in your size from the CD, and follow the straightforward step-by-step instructions in the book.
  • Illustrated guides explain all the sewing skills you need to construct each garment and give it the perfect finishing touch.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Sewing pattern books often stop at size 16, so this volume, which includes some patterns aimed for women sized up to 28, is a very welcome addition to the genre. The book is a visual treat: lots of photographs of the clothing from every angle, along with a CD containing patterns, detailed sewing instructions, and a lengthy section of tips and information for new sewists. There are jackets, pants, and tons of tunics. Readers will be able to tell from the cover whether this book is for them: every one of the 15 designs is of the same aesthetic, which comes off looking like Eileen Fisher crossed with a mid-1990s vibe. It’s distinctive, and not for everyone—especially those who prefer a silhouette that is in any way fitted. For those who fancy that loose linen look, and for women seeking clothing that is both stylish and modest, this book is an absolute godsend, and will be deeply appreciated. Full color photos and CD with patterns. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250023650
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 238,597
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

HABIBE ACIKGOZ creates stylish clothes for modern women. Designed to suit all ages and body types, she takes elements of traditional dress from the Ottoman empire and uses them to embellish garments which appeal to women around the world. Habibe was born in Turkey and studied pattern-making and tailoring before moving to London in 2000. After working as a dressmaker for three years, she began designing clothes and selling them at design fairs through specialist boutiques and online.

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