A whole wardrobe in a book.
Imagine a pattern. A pattern for a simple skirt. Let's call it "The Skirt." Now, imagine that this pattern is magic--it not only yields one stylish skirt, but in fact can be used to make six stylish skirts.
A whole wardrobe in a book.
Imagine a pattern. A pattern for a simple skirt. Let's call it "The Skirt." Now, imagine that this pattern is magic--it not only yields one stylish skirt, but in fact can be used to make six stylish skirts. By following different markers on the pattern, "The Skirt" can be: 1) an A-line skirt; 2) a maxi skirt; 3) a flirty pleated hem skirt; 4) a smart-looking pencil-wrap skirt; 5) a flared bias skirt; 6) a ruffled mini.
But wait, there's more Following each look are six fabric recommendations, some of them easily repurposed. So now, not only does each pattern turn into six patterns, but each of the six patterns can turn into six different garments. With six magic patterns in the book, the end result is 216 original designs
The skill level is basic, and there's a complete sewing primer included, with recommendations for basic tools, step-by-step instruction, a guide to fabrics, and a sizing reference chart.
Includes 36 downloadable patterns on a CD.
Express your fashion sense, look great, be creative--and save money. Now that's magic.
This item is Non-Returnable.
- ISBN-13: 9780761171621
- ISBN-10: 0761171622
- Publisher: Workman Publishing
- Publish Date: August 2014
- Page Count: 320
- Dimensions: 8 x 9.4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
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