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Design and sew your own fabulously stylish skirts. In this fun guide, Nicole Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and shape it into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct looks — one for each day of the week. Suitable for beginners and expert sewers alike, Skirt-a-Day Sewing will inspire you to express your unique personal style as you stitch up great new pieces for your wardrobe.
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
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
Frill Seeker Wrap
Chapter 5 - Straight Skirts - Draft the Basic Pattern
Chapter 6 - Flared Skirts - Draft the Basic Pattern
Chapter 7 - High-Waisted Skirts - Draft the Basic Pattern
Nip and Tuck
Hit the Sack