I learn sewing mostly from my mum. However, I am the type who learn best with a physical reference (meaning: book). Ever since I bought my sewing machine, the bookstore became one of my favorite hang outs. I can stay for an hour in there browsing and choosing what books are worth buying at my learning level.
This is the first book I found that comes with a pattern. Pretty rare for me to find at Spotlight, Singapore.
I would definitely recommend this book even to beginning sewist because it saves lots of frustration on sleeves (usual challenge to beginners). Plus, the pretty fabric you see on the pages are just tempting you to make some yourself. My only advise – Do start with COTTON as they are seriously easy to handle.
With this book alone, I learnt how to make gathers and shirring technique. And the size is forgiving because it’s all loose and do not require precision measuring. Makes things real easy for beginners, especially 🙂
Well, that’s about it for my review this time. I’ll put up another book I got that has a pattern later on. Hint: Japanese themed.
These are what I made (and learnt, in the process) with this book: