by Cal Patch

Design-It-Yourself Book Cover

I didn’t read this book all the way through, but perused it pretty thoroughly. It looks like a pretty good book for a novice sewer, who is interested in delving into the world of patternmaking. 

The styles are super basic, but definitely cover the most important fundamentals of patternmaking, so that you can create some fun looks without too much technical rigamarole. She does cover everything, but doesn’t get into the nitty-gritty details on the more advanced techniques, but rather an overview of what they entail.

The styles she creates are young and pretty hip and any teen or young adult would find this a really fun book to work with, as the styles are something they could wear with pride and to feel like they weren’t outdated or frumpy.

I would give this book 4 stars. The only real downside to this book is that the styles are really basic and not something that most advanced sewers would be interested in creating (or maybe it’s just me).

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