The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress
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The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress

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by Sarai Mitnick
     
 

A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them.

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A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them.

  • Powerful instruction: A former expert in user experience in the tech industry, Sarai Mitnick's Colette Patterns line has gained a great deal of respect for comprehensive, clear instruction.
  • Comprehensive resource: The chapters cover sewing techniques, planning and fitting, working with patterns, working with fabrics, working with linings, finishing techniques--in essence, each chapter focuses on what the entirety of another book might cover.
  • Gorgeous package: Pitch-perfect combination of illustration, step-by-step photography and beautiful project shots, all with a clean, lovely design.
*Disclaimer: eBook does not include Tissue Enclosures as enclosed with print book.

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"This may be the first book of its kind that I actually read from cover to cover." --Darling Adventures

Library Journal
Mitnick, founder of the fashion-forward Colette Patterns line, introduces novice sewers to the principles of fine garment construction in this simple guide to couture sewing. She focuses on creating garments that fit and flatter, while teaching lessons about working with patterns, tailoring, and construction via five simple yet attractive projects. The pattern sizes are diverse (sizes zero to 18), and Mitnick provides abundant advice on making each project flattering for different body types. Though the book is intended for beginners, it is appropriate for sewers of all levels who appreciate a well-tailored garment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440215452
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
11/16/2011
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
421,745
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author


Sarai Mitnick is the owner of Colette Patterns. A lover of vintage styles and beautiful detail, Sarai founded Colette Patterns when she discovered a lack of modern sewing patterns for design-oriented sewers, and it has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since. She has written for Design Sponge, Modern Seamster magazine, The Storque (Etsy’s blog), and DIY City Mag. Sarai Mitnick lives in Portland, OR.

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