The Essential A-line: Make 17 Flirty Skirts from 1 Basic Pattern
In this how-to book, The Essential A-line, accomplished seamstress Jona Giammalva shows you how to whip a chic A-line skirt in no time! It features a single pattern with easy variations to make 17 stylish skirts in a range of sizes from 0 – 2x. Detailed step-by-step instructions and informative color photographs will guide and inspire sewers of any skill level—especially beginners. In addition to a new wardrobe of skirts, you'll also learn a variety of essential dressmaking techniques from inserting a zipper to mastering the perfect pleat.
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The Essential A-Line: Make 17 Flirty Skirts from 1 Basic PatternUser Review - Book Verdict
A-line skirts are flattering to most body types and are among the easiest garments to size, sew, and customize. Giammalva's basic pattern, which includes sizes ranging from 0 to 20, is a simple affair ... Read full review
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allowance unless noted Backstitch Basics page 24 Baste bias tape bottom contrast fabric contrast lining cutting layouts Cutting line dart sew Edgestitch EXTRA SUPPLIES fabric w/wo nap fold fold fold selvages front and back Front and Skirt Iona layers length ofthe Skirt lining fabric LINING LENGTH lining XS—XL lock stitch Lower Skirt Back Lower Skirt Front MAIN FABRIC ofthe Skirt Front Pattern page 19 pleats pocket Press the seam raw edges Refer to Skirt Refer to Tracing Repeat Steps right side ruffle loop Ruffles page 44 seam allowance unless SEAM RIPPER selvages fold serger sew the darts sewn side seams Skirt Back pattern Skirt Basics Skirt Basics page skirt fabric SKIRT LENGTH snip stitching line tier topstitch trace and cut tracing paper Tracing Your Pattern underlayer unless noted otherwise upper lining Upper Skirt Front w/wo nap XS—XL waist trim wrong side you’re zipper teeth