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...

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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: 250
  • Sales rank: 117,644
  • 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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