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I wish I could give this book 3 1 2 stars I really liked the idea and concept of this book, but I ran into some frustrations with it I made two skirts fromt this book The first was a drawstring A line skirt It turned out pretty good, but I didn t know how wide to make the bottom and they didn t suggest how wide you should make it because they encourage you to just experiment and do it how you like it Well, if I ve never sewn a skirt before I m kind of at loss for how big to make it My I wish I could give this book 3 1 2 stars I really liked the idea and concept of this book, but I ran into some frustrations with it I made two skirts fromt this book The first was a drawstring A line skirt It turned out pretty good, but I didn t know how wide to make the bottom and they didn t suggest how wide you should make it because they encourage you to just experiment and do it how you like it Well, if I ve never sewn a skirt before I m kind of at loss for how big to make it My skirt ended up being too big, but I had used cheap fabric to experiment with anyway When I make it again it will be perfect.I also made the half circle wrap and it turned out perfect except the ties It doesn t tell you that you should make one longer than the other, so I messed up there Someone here said that it doesn t overlap enough and isn t very modest, but I didn t have that problem with it Mine overlaps across my whole front from hip to hip I can sit cross legged on the floor in it and it doesn t show any leg I really like the skirt, it s very comfy.So, overall I really liked the concept of this book, but it requires a lot of thought on your part It s fun and fulfulling to know you created not only a skirt, but a pattern for it It s just a bit frustrating when they don t give you enough directions If you re not sure of something, I would advise experimenting with cheap fabric before cutting into something expensive This was a good basic project book I liked a few of the skirts and all of them gave me ideas for other skirts that could be made based on these designs Definitely a good book for anyone who s not a super star sewer and who s looking for some great easy project ideas that don t require a pattern The beginning of the book explaining how to go about making skirts without a pattern is great as well. This was not what I thought it was going to be This is a beginner book for people who don t want to use patterns If you are already past the early beginner stage or the thought of sewing without a pattern terrifies you, then this book is probably not for you I was looking for a book that would help me create a skirt that fits me well without a ton of trial and error I don t want to get to the point in my skirt construction that i am having to add extra darts orfabric to make it fit This was not what I thought it was going to be This is a beginner book for people who don t want to use patterns If you are already past the early beginner stage or the thought of sewing without a pattern terrifies you, then this book is probably not for you I was looking for a book that would help me create a skirt that fits me well without a ton of trial and error I don t want to get to the point in my skirt construction that i am having to add extra darts orfabric to make it fit it defeats the purpose of making your own clothes I ve been thinking a lot recently about skirts and how they are constructed, The geometry and trigonometry involved I think I m doing better on my own This book gives you a number of skirt styles on which to base your own skirt pattern.Most of the skirts featured are not long but can be modified to be so You ll want to make sure that if you re making the skirt longer that you adjust it just right For instance, with the wrap skirt, I found that the longer you make it, the bulkier and wider too wide it becomes, but that the material is not enough to provide modest, no leg show coverage Thankfully, I noticed these things before buying and cu This book gives you a number of skirt styles on which to base your own skirt pattern.Most of the skirts featured are not long but can be modified to be so You ll want to make sure that if you re making the skirt longer that you adjust it just right For instance, with the wrap skirt, I found that the longer you make it, the bulkier and wider too wide it becomes, but that the material is not enough to provide modest, no leg show coverage Thankfully, I noticed these things before buying and cutting fabric.I would have also liked information on putting in slash pockets This is a solid sewing book The spiral bound design is convenient you can have the book open to the page you need while you are sewing.The retro design is cute but doesn t get in the way of the writing While it is a basic sewing book, it starts right off telling the reader to familiarize themselves with their sewing machine and various presser feet As an experienced sewist this wasn t an issue for me, but newbie sewists might have wanted a bithand holding That aside, the rest of the b This is a solid sewing book The spiral bound design is convenient you can have the book open to the page you need while you are sewing.The retro design is cute but doesn t get in the way of the writing While it is a basic sewing book, it starts right off telling the reader to familiarize themselves with their sewing machine and various presser feet As an experienced sewist this wasn t an issue for me, but newbie sewists might have wanted a bithand holding That aside, the rest of the book is easy to follow with instructions that make sense.What I really like about this book is that the skirts are pattern less, oraccurately the instructions teaches readers how to draft patterns to their own measurements As someone who has spent her entire sewing career focusing on designs for bodies that don t fit off the rack , this tickles me pink Teaching sewists to start with pattern drafting, and in a way that isn t intimidating, is awesome.The patterns run the gamut from simple A lines to tiered skirts Each individual project also includes ideas on alterations, fabric substitutions and ideas on how to tailor the skirts to individual taste Speaking of taste, some of the skirts weren t my style like the Barbie s Dream Skirt but there were so manythat suited me just fine There s going to be at least a half dozen designs that will pique others interest This is one of those books that is a good addition to any sewing library It d be a good choice as a gift for a new sewist looking to branch out into projects that don t require training wheels I liked it.at first Interesting background info and lovely photos But the information is too simplistic If you are not very curvy and all you want is A line skirts, go ahead I have almost 10 inches of difference between my waist and hips and so my figure needs a littlestructure I preferred Skirt a day by Nicole Smith and though I didn t make all the styles, I found the drafting chapter very useful It helped me to make my sloper and fit muslin I ve since gone on to modify the s I liked it.at first Interesting background info and lovely photos But the information is too simplistic If you are not very curvy and all you want is A line skirts, go ahead I have almost 10 inches of difference between my waist and hips and so my figure needs a littlestructure I preferred Skirt a day by Nicole Smith and though I didn t make all the styles, I found the drafting chapter very useful It helped me to make my sloper and fit muslin I ve since gone on to modify the sloper into a wrap skirt and a peplum skirt This one had legitimate patterns as well as simple guidelines, so lots of room for creativity Still thumbing it a bit, I liked it a lot, and it was published by Storey, once again solidifying my faith in their books. &Book ↴ Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics ☜ Blending expert advice with inspiring designs, Sew What Skirts will delight both novice and veteran sewers alike This spiral bound book lays flat for easy reference and features full color photographs ofsample skirts, with illustrated step by step instructions for completing each one Encouraging you to experiment with bold patterns and unique fabrics, Francesca DenHartog and Carole Ann Camp provide simple guidelines for translating body measurements into panel dimensions Create a custom tailored wardrobe that fits perfectly and showcases your unique and personal style Gained some ideas, but nothing that I couldn t have figured out on my own just by putting the book down and heading into my sewing room. Sew What Skirts is a clever book The authors teach a framework for creating template patterns for a variety of basic skirt styles including A line, wrap, circle, straight and layered skirt styles , which you can personalize with your choices of fabrics, trim and other design elements It s a fun and simple system, even for beginners Some of the designs are quite clever I ve been inspired to dig out a few vintage tablecloths and re style them as skirts Some, like the Barbie Dream Skirt and Sew What Skirts is a clever book The authors teach a framework for creating template patterns for a variety of basic skirt styles including A line, wrap, circle, straight and layered skirt styles , which you can personalize with your choices of fabrics, trim and other design elements It s a fun and simple system, even for beginners Some of the designs are quite clever I ve been inspired to dig out a few vintage tablecloths and re style them as skirts Some, like the Barbie Dream Skirt and ruffled skirts, are a bit girly for my taste, but then again, variety is what makes fashion so interesting Go ahead and buy this book You ll enjoy it and you ll be on your way to creating a terrific skirt wardrobe in no time