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Follow step-by-step tutorials to make 24 stylish skirts in 10 sizes.
From 8 basic shapes: circle, A-line, stretch pencil, wrap, bubble, tailored pencil, front-opening and culottes you will learn the skills to make variations that have pockets, colour-blocking, gathers, ruching, topstitching, pleats and much more. All the basic techniques you will need are explained in a separate detailed section, so you'll feel confident with essentials like inserting zips, attaching waistbands, gathering, pleats, making buttonholes and adding linings.
There are also hints and tips on how to take measurements and on choosing the right fabric from Wendy's years of experience teaching and working in the fashion industry. Skirts are the perfect first garment for beginner dressmakers, and there are some really simple designs here the jersey pencil skirt is just two pieces of fabric with an elasticated waistband! So arm yourself with this book and some fabric and you'll soon be on your way to updating your wardrobe with unique skirts that are a perfect fit.
See makes from the book under the #beginnersguidetoskirts hashtag on Instagram and on this Pinterest board. You can also find loads of inspiration, tips, reviews and tutorials specific to the book on Wendy's blog here.
Patterns for 7 of the skirts and all the variations (instructions to draft your own circle skirt pattern) are included in the book on 3 pull-out, full scale, multi-sized pattern sheets. Each pattern has 10 sizes. No need for downloading or scaling up patterns. The patterns are over-printed on both sides of the pattern sheets, so just trace off the pieces that you need and off you go!
NOTE: the patterns are printed in 10 sizes which cover the following range: waist 64-105cm (25-41.5"), hips 88-129cm (34.5-51").
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