Design a skirt for every day of the week! With these 28 irresistible projects, you'll learn all the techniques you need to custom-design and sew fabulous skirts that fit you perfectly. Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and then alter that pattern into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared, and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct and delicious looks--one for each day of the week. These projects are suitable for everyone, including beginners.
If skirts are your thing and you've sewn a dozen, or if they are the one thing in your closet that you've never tackled, then Skirt-A-Day Sewing by Nicole Smith is just for you. Either way, you'll get something out of it, although some experience of sewing is helpful for custom detailing.
For the very basics, her first two chapters Gear Up and Construction Zone cover most of what you need for any project: tools and equipment to the basics of fabrics and textiles. Chapter three covers more advance works: drafting custom patterns.
The rest of the book tackles four different skirt styles with a skirt a day for a week. For example, the Wrap Skirts chapter has a different project for each day of the week - Sunday: Spot On Wrap Skirt; Monday: Pocket Change Skirt; Tuesday: Spring-Loaded Wrap Skirt; Wednesday: Double-Time Wrap Skirt; Thursday: Strong Suit Skirt; Friday: Quick Draw Skirt; and Saturday: Frill Seeker Wrap Skirt.
Very handy for those that follow commercial patterns exclusively, and for those who have ventured out in making their own custom patterns. Great ideas and tips for everyone.
- Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day
- Nicole Smith
- Storey Publishing; 2013