The most adorable sewing book just came across my desk, and I have to tell you about it! It's called "Sew What You Love" and is just full of adorable projects! I can't wait to try my hand at making these:
I love a skirt that's fitted at the waist and full through the hips! This look is so flattering on everyone. The instructions for the skirt include the pattern, cutting layout help, and detailed step - by - step instructions ... with diagrams! I feel like I really could not go wrong making this skirt!
This go-to-top or dress is so darling, and, after reading the instructions I can see that it's SO EASY! It doesn't LOOK easy in this picture. It actually has very few pieces and a very clever construction style that add up to create a very great-fitting finished garment!
There are really so many cute-cute-cute things to make in this book...where do I start?
From the publisher:
Sewing is hotter than ever, with an estimated thirty-nine million American women owning sewing machines. Designer Tanya Whelan is known for blending the romance of the past with a contemporary edge, and her vintage-modern aesthetic has made her fabrics and sewing patterns some of the most admired by sewers and quilters everywhere. In her first book, SEW WHAT YOU LOVE: The Easiest, Prettiest Projects Ever (Potter Craft, $24.99, on sale December 27, 2011) she offers a stylish collection of 30 sewing projects that can all be made using simple sewing techniques.
Ranging from a chic pleated clutch to a flirty French-inspired day dress, easy blouses and skirts for little girls, and an easy-to-make ottoman, each project comes with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, inspiring photographs, and helpful tips. Included are three pattern sheets enclosed in a pattern pocket, providing everything you need to stitch something beautiful for friends, for family, or for yourself.