A Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts: Learn How to Make 24 Different Skirts from 8 Basic Shapes
All the techniques, clear step-by-step artworks and patterns you need to make 24 wonderful skirts
INCLUDES THREE FULL SIZE PATTERN SHEETS FOR UK DRESS SIZES 8 TO 26 (US DRESS SIZES 4 TO 22)
Follow Wendy Ward's tutorials to make a wide range of stylish skirts. From 8 basic shapes - circle, A-line, stretch pencil, wrap, bubble, tailored pencil, front-opening and culottes - you will learn the skills to make variations that have pockets, colour-blocking, gathers, ruching, darts and much more. All the basic techniques you will need are also explained, so you'll feel confident with essentials like inserting zips, attaching waistbands, gathering, pleats, making buttonholes and adding linings. There are also handy hints and tips on how to take measurements and on choosing the right fabric. Skirts are the perfect first garment for beginner dressmakers, and there are some really simple designs here - the jersey pencil skirt is just two pieces of fabric with an elasticated waistband! So arm yourself with this book, some fabric, and Wendy's sewing wisdom, and you'll be on your way to updating your wardrobe with unique skirts that are a perfect fit.
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