Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to pull out that summer wardrobe. I don’t know about you but in the summer there is nothing that I love more than wearing a nice, flowing, and comfortable skirt. If you are looking for some unique skirt patterns to make for this summer than you might want to take a look at one of these three great books full of skirt projects.
Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make With Fabulous Fabrics
Written by Fancesca DenHartog, Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make With Fabulous Fabrics is a great choice for someone who is looking for a straightforward sewing project that they can spice up with different fabric choices.
Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make With Fabulous Fabrics offers everything you need to know about sewing skirts from drafting your own skirt pattern, to adding embellishments, sewing in zippers, and constructing the different types of waistbands. The book offers plenty of details, along with excellent illustrations, which clearly demonstrate what steps need to be taken. Another strength of the book is the fact that the projects in the book are easily adaptable to fit a wide range of sizes, as well as a wide range of sewing skill levels.
Sew Cool, Sew Simple: Stylish Skirts
Written by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader Sew Cool, Sew Simple: Stylish Skirts is written with the novice sewer in mind, and assumes that the sewer has no previous sewing experience. The projects in the book build upon each other, so as the sewer progresses through the book they develop a wide repertoire of sewing skills.
The book is an excellent reference book, and guidebook to sewing but it is not without it’s flaws. The main one being that the instructions in the book are based upon the use of paper patterns, and the author neglects to list the pattern number in the book. The thing about this is, that the paper patterns can easily be replaced by a similar pattern for example, any A-line pattern will work for the A-line skirt pattern shown in the book.
If you are a knitter you might want to put up your sewing machine, and pull out your knitting needles to make one of the cute skirts found in Handknit Skirts, which is written by Linden Ward.
Handknit Skirts includes instructions to knit fifteen different, brightly colored skirts. The book’s photos are amazing, and the instructions are wonderfully well written.