Now, let's talk about the book! The first three chapters are all about getting prepared - Chapter 1 goes over your basic sewing, pressing and patternmaking tool kits, Chapter 2 goes over construction how-to's like materials, ironing, interfacing, types of seams, etc., and Chapter 3 is all about drafting your own custom patterns. For me, Chapter 3 is the foundation that the rest of the book is built upon. It gives you an easy to follow method for drafting your own custom-fit skirt pattern. Once you master this, you can easily tackle the skirts featured in the following chapters.
The rest of the book is devoted to showing the reader how to make four basic skirts - wrap skirts, straight skirts, flared skirts, and high-waisted skirts. There are seven variations for each style, which gives you a total of 28 different skirts to create!
The book doesn't have a spiral binding, but the pages are printed on nice heavy paper, so it stay fairly flat when it's opened. There are a lot of illustrations, which make the instructions much easier to follow. Overall, we give this book a "two thimbles up"!
Thanks to Storey Publishing, we have a copy of this book give away! Leave a comment here telling us why you'd like to win it. Make sure the comment also includes your first name, last name, city and state so we can find you. Be sure to like us on Facebook as well, and fill out our contest registration form - the link is located on our Facebook page. Deadline for comments is Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2013 at 5 pm Eastern time. Good luck!
We'd also like to announce the winner from our last Book Nook:
Maree Whitley of Stanfield, NC
Congratulations Maree! We hope you and your granddaughter will enjoy it!