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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: 16th July 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.



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Very useful for beginners


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    It's now one of my favorite books for sewing, It has all basic steps in one book. All information you needed about tools, threads, needles, stitches an etc. Gave me better understanding of pattern making and I just can't wait to start. Have ordered all I need to start and can't wait :)

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    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: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 192
    Published: 16th July 2013
    Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 20.3  x 1.91
    Weight (kg): 0.64
    Edition Number: 1