Chic & Simple Sewing

Chic & Simple Sewing

Skirts, Dresses, Tops, and Jackets for the Modern Seamstress

Book - 2009
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End Those What-To-Wear Woes!

“Christine Haynes’s clear and encouraging instructions (coupled with classic fashions) will inspire even the most inexperienced sewers to create their own personalized clothes and feel proud wearing them.” —Jenny Hart, author of Sublime Stitching

Chic & Simple Sewing is the perfect how-to book for the novice seamstress! Inside you’ll find everything you need to know about sewing basics, in an easy-to-follow conversational tone. Plus, the projects are cute to boot!” —Sue Daly, founder of the Renegade Craft Fair

No more spending more than you can afford on clothes! Chic & Simple Sewing shows you how to make modern, stylish, and fun clothes you’ll want to wear every day. Plus, you’re in control. You pick the fabrics, the cut, the size—all tailored just for you, not mass-manufactured on an assembly line. For about the price of two or three commercial sewing patterns, this book will give you full-size patterns to make the more than 20 garments, including a classic shift, A-line skirt, and figure-flattering wrap dress. What are you waiting for? Your new, one-of-a-kind wardrobe awaits!

Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307451095
Branch Call Number: 646.1 HAYNE
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm + 6 folded patterns
Alternative Title: Chic and simple sewing
Notes: 6 folded patterns in pocket on page [2] of cover
Includes index


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Jun 04, 2014

Great basic sewing book for clothes!

Feb 14, 2012

Size range is pretty limited. Nice designs for beginners as long as you aren't too worried about a good custom fit.

Apr 10, 2010

Great for beginners, and covers most of the basic information about sewing that you need. But many of these items are going to be sloppy without a minimal knowledge of fitting.


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