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Christine Haynes - All books by this author

How many times have you looked at a skirt or dress and thought that it would be perfect if it were only a bit longer, or had sleeves, or was a different fabric? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just make those perfect pieces ourselves? For many, the appeal of sewing their own clothes is huge, but many novice sewers soon learn that finding very simple clothing projects can be next to impossible. This book will change all that. With clear instructions, step-by-step illustrations, and very simple sewing patterns to download, Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers is a must-have resource of clothing projects for the new sewer. Inside, readers will find:
  • Overviews of each project cover key characteristics, best fabrics, and styling tips
  • QR codes provide complete project patterns for quick and easy download
  • Simple adaptations for each project offer a variety of looks with a minimum of fuss
  • Design and embellishment techniques that help make pieces truly one of a kind
More than 300 full-color images provide inspiration and advice for a range of stylish classics, from maxi and pencil skirts to shift and wrap dresses, all bearing the same difficulty rating…SUPER SIMPLE!

From the Reviews:
“This book is a great learning source for anyone interested in sewing, and it’s written simply enough for beginners to understand. With this book you can actually learn about sewing. It explains all there is to know about sewing skirts and dresses, including basic sewing tools, a glossary, how to lay out and cut patterns, and has tips on making the garments look high-quality. Not only are the instructions easy to understand, but also there are many diagrams and tutorials to make learning as effortless as possible. The book features step-by-step assembly instructions on each of the garments within the book. I have not sewn anything for a few years and reading this book was a great way to start again. The book brings up many subjects I learned in sewing classes in my past, and it was easy to refresh my sewing skills. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn a little more about sewing. There are many styling ideas, including maxi skirts, A-line skirts, tunic dresses, baby doll dresses and sundresses. This is a book I will definitely be using for a long time. It contains all the information needed to construct fun garments, and anyone, including beginners, can customize the garments with their favorite types of fabrics and patterns.”
Night Owl Reviews, www.nightowlreviews.com

About The Author:
Christine Haynes
is a prolific seamstress, lecturer, and author who has been sewing nonstop since the age of 10 when her mother taught her the craft. Since that time, she has developed several of her own collections that were showcased in fashion and trade shows, and sold in boutiques around the world. Christine’s work has been featured in print and on television via The New York Times, Sew News Magazine, The Martha Stewart's Radio Channel, People.com, Daily Candy, NBC's Today Show, and the PBS show, Sew it All, among others.


Flexibinding / 144 Pages / 7 ½ x 9 ¾ / 2015


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