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The Essential A-Line: Make 17 Flirty Skirts from 1 Basic Pattern (Paperback)
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The Essential A-Line: Make 17 Flirty Skirts from 1 Basic Pattern (Paperback)

Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 01/04/2013
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In this how-to book, The Essential A-line, accomplished seamstress Jona Giammalva shows you how to whip a chic A-line skirt in no time! It features a single pattern with easy variations to make 17 stylish skirts in a range of sizes from 0 - 2x. Detailed step-by-step instructions and informative color photographs will guide and inspire sewers of any skill level-especially beginners. In addition to a new wardrobe of skirts, you'll also learn a variety of essential dressmaking techniques from inserting a zipper to mastering the perfect pleat.
* Find infinite creativity and inspiration in one simple pattern-17 fashionable A-line skirts are just a stitch away!
* Guaranteed to flatter any figure, the featured pattern can be adapted to fit sizes 0 to 2x
* Simple construction and a no-waistband silhouette make it a cinch to sew a skirt in an afternoon

Publisher: C & T Publishing
ISBN: 9781607056690
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 241 x 190 x 11 mm


Feb 14

If you, like me, live in jeans and can never find skirts that you'd actually want to wear, The Essential A-Line has the answer. Its beautifully photographed projects may make you feel somewhat unladylike to start with, but it does provide the answer to the above sartorial problem. A skirt for myself is a new venture but the seventeen projects within the pages of The Essential A-Line are relatively simple and have no waistband, which means it is "a cinch to sew a skirt in an afternoon". With the help of the book's paper pattern (which can be adapted to fit sizes 0 to 20) and Jona Giammalva's straightforward instructions, readers can sew themselves a whole plethora of a-line skirts. Beginning with a section on a well-stocked sewing kit, Giammalva's explanation of construction techniques is thorough and there is good advice on achieving a professional finish, which I, in particular, would do well to read carefully. The Essential A-Line offers readers the real possibility of well-fitting, flattering, fashionable skirts for all occasions, with no designer price tag or brand name in sight.

* Mumtopia *

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