Chic & Simple Sewing: Simple-to-Sew Clothes for Every Season

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End Those What-To-Wear Woes!

“Christine Haynes’s clear and encouraging instructions (coupled with classic fashions) will inspire even the most inexperienced sewers to create their own personalized clothes and feel proud wearing them.” —Jenny Hart, author of Sublime Stitching

Chic & Simple Sewing is the perfect how-to book for the novice seamstress! Inside you’ll find everything you need to know about ...

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Overview

End Those What-To-Wear Woes!

“Christine Haynes’s clear and encouraging instructions (coupled with classic fashions) will inspire even the most inexperienced sewers to create their own personalized clothes and feel proud wearing them.” —Jenny Hart, author of Sublime Stitching

Chic & Simple Sewing is the perfect how-to book for the novice seamstress! Inside you’ll find everything you need to know about sewing basics, in an easy-to-follow conversational tone. Plus, the projects are cute to boot!” —Sue Daly, founder of the Renegade Craft Fair

No more spending more than you can afford on clothes! Chic & Simple Sewing shows you how to make modern, stylish, and fun clothes you’ll want to wear every day. Plus, you’re in control. You pick the fabrics, the cut, the size—all tailored just for you, not mass-manufactured on an assembly line. For about the price of two or three commercial sewing patterns, this book will give you full-size patterns to make the more than 20 garments, including a classic shift, A-line skirt, and figure-flattering wrap dress. What are you waiting for? Your new, one-of-a-kind wardrobe awaits!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307451095
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/14/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.36 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

CHRISTINE HAYNES is a regular Renegade Craft Fair and Felt Club participant, and her designs can be found in boutiques from Los Angeles to London. Her work has been featured on The Today Show as well as in The New York Times, The New York Post, and The Los Angeles Times.
Visit her online at www.christinehaynes.com.
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  • Posted June 25, 2011

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    Great Book!

    I have just started sewing and this book gave me encouragement and inspiration. I made the A-line skirt with the ruffle and it was easy and looked wonderful. It is great that it comes with the patterns....however the size is limited. A few of the dresses would only work on tall thin persons but I have obtained so many ideals from this book. The directions are a little brief at times but with the help of a few quick sew patterns I have been able to figure out the techniques. I wish the book talked a little more about types of fabric and how to sew with different types of woven fabrics.

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

    great collection of modern patterns

    This is the best collection of modern shirts, dresses, and skirts that I have seen in one book! Most of the garments do not require fitting as they are constructed as a rectangle with tie around the waist, so the garments are uncomplicated and come together quickly. This really is a fantastic assembly of hip, modern patterns.

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

    Excellent book

    Great buy, This book is very easy to use. I recently started sewing and I found this book very easy to understand. I made 3 dresses so far and only had the book for 2 weeks LOVE IT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2010

    Excellent book!

    I purchased this book for the value - for the price of this book you can make tons of different outfits, as opposed to buying one pattern at a fabric store. The instructions were really easy to follow and the stuff that I made was adorable. Well worth it!

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