The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook

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   If you've ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you. 
   Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think, and in their first book, BurdaStyle--the largest community of aspiring fashion designers and style-savvy sewers--will show you how. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials, five adaptable sewing patterns for a skirt, blouse, dress, coat, and bag, and fifteen step-by-step sewing projects, this book gives you the basic building blocks to begin sewing and the tools you need to move beyond the basics to designing and customizing your own wardrobe. 
   If you've never threaded a needle before, you'll find essential information on setting up a studio, using your sewing machine and other tools, working with patterns, and getting the perfect fit. For experienced sewers, the book offer tips and tricks for mastering techniques, as well as tons of design inspiration from seventy-eight BurdaStyle members from all over the world. With its unique blend of fashion, creativity, and expert know-how, The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook is the ultimate guide to sewing with style.
Publisher: New York : Potter Craft, 2011
ISBN: 9780307586742
Branch Call Number: 646.4 ABO 2011 22
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. + 3 pattern sheets
Additional Contributors: Kelly, Alison
BurdaStyle, Inc
Alternative Title: Burda Style sewing handbook

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nataus21
May 23, 2014

Great book. You would like it if you are interested in being creative, The book shows how to use a few patterns in many different styles.

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LT
Feb 09, 2013

Interesting adaptations of the five basic patterns provided, along with photos of various clever variations. I confess, I'm not actually a sewer, but if I were, I suspect that this book would be pretty inspiring.

My primary beef with Burda is their politically incorrect reluctance to provide patterns suitable for the curvier women amongst us.

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