Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Book Review - Sew Serendipity Fresh and Pretty Designs to Make and Wear

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Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studios proves that all you need to re-make your wardrobe are a few key things: Great fabric, easy-to-make patterns, a handful of simple skills, and your own personal sense of style!

Use Sew Serendipity to create a fresh, new look.
  • Included in the book are tissue pattern inserts for the skirt, tunic/dress and jacket--each with 6 variations detailed in the book. 3 basic patterns x 6 variations = 18 ways to show off your skills and style!
  • Kay provides the master instructions for each basic garment, and individual instruction for each unique look. Once you master the basics, changing it up is a snap!
  • Each clothing pattern is graded in seven sizes (bust: 32-44; waist: 24-36; hips: 34-46) from XXS to XXL. Use the "Custom Fitting" section of this book to learn how to measure yourself and adjust the patterns to get the best possible fit!
  • Embellish your designs to match your style, whether you're feeling the need for classic, tailored elegance, or you're in the mood for a little ruffled whimsy. Kay's simple embellishments make it a breeze to adapt your design to the look you want.
With Sew Serendipity, you'll find out how to lay out the pattern pieces, cut them out and sew them up. All you have to do is put them on and strut your stuff!

Custom Fitting
In this section you will find the following:
Steps to a Custom Fit
Taking Measurements
Making the Muslin
Adjusting the Fit

Tools of The Trade
In this section you will find the following:
Sewing Machine and Accessories
Indispensable Notions

Sewing Techniques
In this section you will find the following:
Pressing Intentional Creases
Double Topstitching
Installing an Invisible Zipper
Adding Facings
Making Gathers
Using a Ruffler Attachments

 In this section you will find the following:
General Construction
Appliqué Skirt
Tailored Skirt
Multi FabricSkirt
Three Fabric Skirt
Rufled Skirt
Floral Skirt

Tunics and Dresses
In this section you will find the following: 
General Construction
Damask Tunic
Ruffle Trimmed Tunic
Frayed Tunic Dress
Geometric Tunic Dress
Flirty Tunic Dress
Romantic Floral Tunic Dress

In this section you will find the following:
General Construction
Silk and Linen Jacket
Parisian Jacket
Cozy Wool Jacket
Denim and Faux Fur Jacket
Mod Jacket
Classic Tailored Jacket

Sew Serendipity is available from Amazon

Disclosure: I buy sewing books from on-line shops with my own money, I am not being paid for writing this review. All my reviews are honest and on things that I genuinely love and would recommend to my readers.

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