Sunday, July 14, 2013

A little something for all of you

When I was listening to a recent podcast by The Spin Doctor (a very good podcast about spinning yarn) Jillian was saying that she would love to make an A-line skirt someday.

I too am getting more interested in sewing clothes, as another outlet for applique and hand work.

This book, "Sew What! Skirts: 16 simple styles you can make with fabulous fabrics" by Francesca Dehartog and Carole Ann Camp is an interesting read if you're looking to jump into the waters of simple garments.

I like the idea of drafting your own pattern since it is very custom, as recommended in this book.  It seems faster to me when a full size pattern is included by the author, but in this case it's a draft your own approach.

The book has spiral ring binding so it sits open next to you as you are sewing.  Oh how I wish more books were bound like this. 

You can probably use some quilting weight cotton for some of the projects here if you have a couple of extra yards laying around and you want to try to have a little fun.

This book got 4.5 out of 5 stars at Amazon from over 100 reviewers.

It could be your very own book, from me to you, if you do the following:

1)  Leave a comment on this post before 9pm PST Sunday 7/21/13 - tell me why you are excited to make a skirt.

2)  For extra credit, say in your comment that you put a link to this post from your blog and I'll put your name in the give away pool twice. 

I am SO close to having 200 followers.  Wouldn't it be nice if I could break past the 200 mark?  Help me out here....good luck!


Kathie said...

I used to make a lot of clothes...not interested in this type sewing anymore so don't include me! now if it was a knitting book, something I want to improve upon and do more of!
do not include me in the giveaway

Barb said...

I am a quilter who has recently started back into sewing clothing for a change of pace. Have you looked at the Sewing Workshop Patterns or the Shape Patterns? Also, Marcie Tilton, a designer who does Vogue patterns has a great blog on how to alter and make patterns your own, very inspirational. I have had great success with all of those references. I'd like to try the skirts so put me into the hat for that book. No blog to share it on but I will send your link to my daughter who is into sewing now too.

Barb said...

I am a quilter who has recently started back into sewing clothing. have you looked at the Sewing Workshop Patterns or the Shape Patterns? Also Vogue designer Marci Tilton has a wonderful blog/website on how to alter patterns and make them your own. I have had great success with all of these references. Put me in the running for your skirt book, I have yet to try my hand one of those. No blog but I will pass your link on to my daughter who is a quilter/sewer too

Colleen said...

You know I have zero time for making a skirt right now... but you could make me one! Hahaha!
I pinned this post. Hope you make it to 200! :)

Mango said...

hey Marisa! Nice meeting you. I think I'm your 200th follower. Great blog. Thank you!

AnnaVallance said...

I love skirts! I wear a skirt 365 days of the year no matter the weather so I would love to make my own. Thank you!