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Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
As a bookseller at B&N, this book came home with me the first day I shelved it! I love all the simple but elegant designs. Most skirt books I see are huge books with countless"variations" of the same pencil or gathered skirt. This title has 23 different skirts ranging from simple gathered styles to elegant a-lined and gored styles which will flatter a more rounded figure like mine! I have over 40 years experience sewing and find commercial patterns lacking. There are not paper patterns with this book but rather very clear directions for drafting your own basic pattern pieces and very clear step by step diagrams for construction. A true beginner may need to reference a basic sewing manual for construction techniques and I would advise every one to compare your true measurements against the pattern diagrams and adjust (very easily) to your measurements accordingly. Again this info will be found in any good sewing reference. What I love about this book is the simple straightforward way everything is presented. You do not have to search through the book to find directions for something only to find out the one cute thing you love in the picture is the one "alternate" item that is not given in the book!