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.
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