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Skirt-a-Day Sewing : Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Everyday - Nicole Smith

Skirt-a-Day Sewing

Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Everyday


Published: 1st August 2013
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What's not to love about having a complete wardrobe of unique skirts, one for everyday of the week and every occasion?

Once a sewist learns how to draft a customised pattern to fit her body perfectly, she can alter it and explore the endless creative opportunities! Now, sewing enthusiasts of all levels can design skirts that are fun and fabulous for workday to weekend and dressy to casual.

In Skirt-a-Day Sewing, sewists learn not only how to draft patterns for a custom fit but how to design and make skirts that express their style and mood. The book offers four classic silhouettes - wrap, straight, flared and high waisted- and seven variations of each, for 28 skirts in all!

In each project, sewists will master a different technique, from making asymmetrical hems to adding vertical panels to drafting a fly front, using woven fabrics like silk, brocade, tweed and cotton. With in-depth explanations of each design, Nicole Smith makes it easy for aspiring fashion designers and crafty stitchers alike to go from sketch to skirt.

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.


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
Great Scot
High Definition
Block Party
New Wave
Super Fly
Velvet Crush

Chapter 6 - Flared Skirts - Draft the Basic Pattern
Girlie Show
Lone Star
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

ISBN: 9781603429740
ISBN-10: 1603429743
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st August 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 20.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1