Bold & beautiful easy-sew clothes 15 unstructured designs that fit and flatter every shape, and are simplicity itself to make

Habibe Acikgoz

Book - 2013

"Sew stylish separates featuring swinging silhouettes that flatter every body type. The tunics, vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts are both easy and comfortable to wear, and with one-size-fits-all construction they are easily made up and adaptable to make a look that suits you. Included are concise instructions for getting the fit right, and choosing fabrics, plus all the dressmaking basics every sewer needs to know to make up the projects in the book. Additionally, there are a variety of ...ideas for making the clothes your own, including how to alter the fit to suit your shape or style, or personalize your pieces with pockets, pleats, and drawstrings. Each piece has been designed with flowing, elegant lines that skim the body, to create a bold, dramatic and very flattering silhouette. These beautiful clothes are as easy to make as they are to wear - just print out the pattern in your size from the CD, and follow the straightforward step-by-step instructions in the book. Illustrated guides explain all the sewing skills you need to construct each garment and give it the perfect finishing touch. "--

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Published
New York : St. Martin's Griffin 2013.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
Item Description
"Pattern CD included"--Cover.
Physical Description
128 pages : color illustrations + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781250023650
1250023653
Main Author
Habibe Acikgoz (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Sewing pattern books often stop at size 16, so this volume, which includes some patterns aimed for women sized up to 28, is a very welcome addition to the genre. The book is a visual treat: lots of photographs of the clothing from every angle, along with a CD containing patterns, detailed sewing instructions, and a lengthy section of tips and information for new sewists. There are jackets, pants, and tons of tunics. Readers will be able to tell from the cover whether this book is for them: every one of the 15 designs is of the same aesthetic, which comes off looking like Eileen Fisher crossed with a mid-1990s vibe. It's distinctive, and not for everyone—especially those who prefer a silhouette that is in any way fitted. For those who fancy that loose linen look, and for women seeking clothing that is both stylish and modest, this book is an absolute godsend, and will be deeply appreciated. Full color photos and CD with patterns. (Apr.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Sew stylish separates featuring swinging silhouettes that flatter every body type. The tunics, vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts are both easy and comfortable to wear, and with one-size-fits-all construction they are easily made up and adaptable to make a look that suits you. Included are concise instructions for getting the fit right, and choosing fabrics, plus all the dressmaking basics every sewer needs to know to make up the projects in the book. Additionally, there are a variety of ideas for making the clothes your own, including how to alter the fit to suit your shape or style, or personalize your pieces with pockets, pleats, and drawstrings. Each piece has been designed with flowing, elegant lines that skim the body, to create a bold, dramaticand very flattering silhouette. These beautiful clothes are as easy to make as they are to wear - just print out the pattern in your size from the CD, and follow the straightforward step-by-step instructions in the book. Illustrated guides explain all the sewing skills you need to construct each garment and give it the perfect finishing touch. "--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Sew stylish separates featuring swinging silhouettes that flatter every body type. The tunics, vests, dresses, jackets, and skirts are both easy and comfortable to wear, and with one-size-fits-all construction they are easily made up and adaptable to make a look that suits you. Included are concise instructions for getting the fit right, and choosing fabrics, plus all the dressmaking basics every sewer needs to know to make up the projects in the book. Additionally, there are a variety of ideas for making the clothes your own, including how to alter the fit to suit your shape or style, or personalize your pieces with pockets, pleats, and drawstrings.- Each piece has been designed with flowing, elegant lines that skim the body, to create a bold, dramatic and very flattering silhouette.- These beautiful clothes are as easy to make as they are to wear - just print out the pattern in your size from the CD, and follow the straightforward step-by-step instructions in the book.- Illustrated guides explain all the sewing skills you need to construct each garment and give it the perfect finishing touch.