“Threads” Sewing Guide
Amy Butler’s Style Stitches
Amy Butler’s in Stitches
Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book (Laurence King Publishing) (Spiral bound)
Found here on BookDepository –Bought it for myself in Feb 2013
The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook – Got it from my Sis Christmas 2011 – Woohoo!
The Colette Sewing Handbook
– Got it from my Mr (via Me) Christmas 2011 – Woop!
Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing – bought it using my Christmas Giftcard from the Mr’s younger Sister
Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear (Hardback) –Bought it for myself in Aug 2014
Patternmaking for Fashion Design (4th Edition) –Bought it for myself in Aug 2014
Sewing Patterns I heart
New Look 6808 – easy top for wovens with 6 variations of necklines and sleeves. The bust darts and waistline darts (front and back) allow for a lot of fitting adjustments. Good for smart and casual tops
Kwik Sew 3530 – Romper and Jumper – for romping and jumping about the house
Kwik Sew 3433 – Gauchos pants and Sash – great loose fitting pants for casual wear
Simplicity 2478 – Bolero jackets – I like the short sleeve options
Simplicity 2223 – Misses’ jackets in two lengths with trim variations sewing pattern. – I like the short length options.
Simplicity 2215 Cynthia Rowley Collection – Awesome dresses with pockets
Slim knee-length skirt with gathering at waistband., with pockets
Vogue 1247 – Very loose-fitting top. Semi-fitted A-lined skirt has front in-seam pockets.
I only like the skirt. The top doesn’t really appeal to me. Although I may be able to draft a similar skirt.
Vogue 8284 – Fitted dress, lined bodice, back zipper closing with front flange. A, B, E, F: back slit opening. C, D: pleated lower section. Armhole and sleeve variations. A: sash with hook and eye closing.
It’s a look a like of the galaxy dress the fashion world was going nuts over a few years ago.
Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt – Incredibly flattering high waisted A-line skirt with fitted waistline. Features button front placket, wide waistband, large scoop pockets and pleating in the front and back.
McCalls 5523 –
Straight skirt, mid-knee length, has side zipper and faced waistline;
skirt A has shaped lower back flounce; skirt B has pleated lower back;
skirt C has gathered lower back with self-fabric ruffle; skirt D has two
lower back flounces. These would be great for work. It’s now in my stash!
Retro Butterick B5708 – Amazing multi-tie top dress circa 1953 Based on the reviews I don’t want it anymore
Vogue 8295 – Flared skirt, below mid-knee has lined yoke and side zipper closure. A, B, C: stitched hem. B, C: purchased trims. D, E, F: hem band. E, F: contrast and purchased trims. This skirt is very similar to McCalls 5591 and it doesn’t have pockets so I don’t want it anymore.
McCalls 5591 – Mid-knee length, pleated skirts have faced yoke and back zipper closure; skirt A has slash front pocket with band and contrasting lower band; skirts B and C have side seam pockets; skirt B has carriers and sash; skirt C has ribbon trim at lower edge. It’s now in my stash!
dress with bodice and sleeve variations and tie belt. Be your own
designer with patterns from the Inspired By Project Runway Collection. It’s now in my stash!