Sew What! Skirts is one of those books I think anyone who sews and enjoy wearing skirts would really appreciate. With this book you can draft and sew an entire wardrobe of one of a kind skirts made to fit you or who ever you sew for. Even if you follow the latest trends their is a skirt in here for it. This is a very easy book to read and understand, but that said I would only recommend it to someone who has some sewing experience, since it is not very heavy on showing you how to sew the skirts once you have drafted them. With that said here is a quick review of what you get.
The book contains 9 chapters
- How to use this book
- Basic skills
- Which waistline?
- The Classic A-Line
- Wrap It!
- Circles & Squares
- Play it straight with flair
- Layer It
- How Many Tiers?
There are all pretty much pretty explanatory with each chapter containing at least two skirts.
The book is a hardback with a spiral binding, which is good for someone like me who can be a little hard on books and is easy to keep open when following the directions to drafting a new pattern.
The book has both pictures and illustrations. The illustrations are used to show drafting, cutting layouts, and some sewing instructions. The pictures are of the finished skirts.
Of all the books in my sewing library, is ONE I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to draft their own personal set of skirt sewing patterns. I use this book to draft my first version of the Sabriya Maxi wrap skirt about 10 years ago, which I have since improved upon with more professional drafting techniques.
Do you have a favorite book for drafting skirts, if so do let me know in the comments. And as always until next time, happy sewing…