Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day [NOOK Book]

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Stylish skirts for wherever the day takes you.

 

Sew a month of skirts using four classic styles -- wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted -- as your starting point. Draft custom-fit patterns for all four styles (complete instructions included), and then play with seven variations for each skirt silhouette. Before you know it, you'll have 28 unique skirts - more than enough for every day and every occasion!

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Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day

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Overview

Stylish skirts for wherever the day takes you.

 

Sew a month of skirts using four classic styles -- wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted -- as your starting point. Draft custom-fit patterns for all four styles (complete instructions included), and then play with seven variations for each skirt silhouette. Before you know it, you'll have 28 unique skirts - more than enough for every day and every occasion!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In her first book, Smith, a sewing instructor and marketing and merchandising specialist for online craft behemoth Etsy, teaches sewists how to draft custom patterns for four basic skirt shapes—wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted—and provides seven variations for each shape. The garments include plenty of simple, straightforward, beginner-friendly basics, as well as variations that demonstrate more advanced techniques. Even beginning sewists will feel confident drafting their own patterns under Smith's guidance. VERDICT There are plenty of books out there that explain how to sew a skirt from a commercial pattern, but this is one of a few beginner-appropriate books that covers pattern drafting in an unintimidating manner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612122458
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 7/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 142,957
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

Nicole Smith moved from Texas to Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches sewing workshops, private lessons and classes at 3rd Ward. She is part of the Etsy marketing and merchandising team and designs clothing, jewelry, accessories and sewing patterns.  She is a regular contributor to Stitch magazine and has also written for Seventeen, Teen People, Cutting Edge, Adorn, SewStylish, CraftStylish, and Threads.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 - Gear Up

Sewing Tool Kit: Stock up on the essentials

Pressing Tool Kit: Key Items for precision ironing

Patternmaking Tool Kit: What you need to have on hand

 

Chapter 2 - Construction Zone

Fabric Know-How: Navigating the material world

Pressing Matters: Getting the best results from your iron

What's the Deal with Interfacing? The inside story

Hand Stitches: For fine touches a machine just can't handle

Seams Your Way: Join your pieces with style

Adding the Details: Shape your skirts with ease

Closing Time: Sew great-looking closures

The Bottom Line: Master hems for a pro finish

 

Chapter 3 - Draft Your Own Custom Patterns

Body Measurements: Great patterns start with accurate measurements

Draft a Customized Skirt Sloper: The building block for your own designs

Basic Sloper Design Variations: Get started with designing

Finishing Up: What to add before you start sewing

Using Your Sloper: How to make the skirts in this book

 

Chapter 4 - Wrap Skirts - Draft the Basic Pattern

Spot On Wrap

Pocket Change

Spring-Loaded Wrap

Double-Time Wrap

Strong Suit

Quick Draw

Frill Seeker Wrap

 

Chapter 5 - Straight Skirts - Draft the Basic Pattern

Twiggy

Great Scot

High Definition

Block Party

New Wave

Super Fly

Velvet Crush

 

Chapter 6 - Flared Skirts - Draft the Basic Pattern

Girlie Show

Lone Star

Line-by-Line

Heavy Metal

Piece Gathering

New Twist

Violet Femme

 

Chapter 7 - High-Waisted Skirts - Draft the Basic Pattern

Jazz Age

Coney Island

French Toast

Happy Hour

Nip and Tuck

Hit the Sack

Tough Luxe

 

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