A Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts
Learn how to make 24 different skirts from 8 basic shapes
Includes full-size pull out patterns for sizes UK 8-26 and a comprehensive sewing techniques section
Do you have a favourite skirt shape or a gorgeous fabric you'd love to wear? Are you bored of the same old high-street styles or struggle to find the right fit? Do you love the freedom of making your own clothes and knowing that absolutely nobody else is wearing the same thing? If you answered yes to any of these questions then A Beginner's Guide to Making Skirts is the right book for you.
Wendy Ward has designed 24 stunning skirts for a wide range of shapes, sizes, trends and occasions. With flattering A-line styles, wrap designs, culottes and front opening skirts; playful bubble and circle skirts, as well as sophisticated stretch or tailored pencil skirts; there is a skirt in this selection to suit you.
New to sewing? Or never tried making clothes before? Don't panic – skirts are the perfect place to start and you're in safe hands. Wendy is one of the best sewing teacher's out there and this book is full of basic sewing machine and skirt-making techniques covering zippers, waistbands, gathering, pleats, buttonholes, and linings. She's even included tips on how to take measurements and on choosing the right fabric, and has answered her students' most asked techniques questions in a series of sewing video tutorials.
About the author
Owner of the MiY Workshop in Brighton, Wendy Ward is a sewing teacher, a clothes designer and a brilliant craft author. Her first book, The Beginner's Guide to Dressmaking, received excellent reviews and we have no doubt that her new skirt-making book will do the same. She is also a huge dog-lover and a fabric fanatic – follow her on Instagram for all things skirt, dog, and sewing related, or head over to her website to learn about her beginner's classes.
'Armed with this book, some fabric and Wendy's sewing wisdom, you'll be well on your way to a stylist array of unique skirts that will give you a perfect fit.'
Sew Magazine, October 2016
‘Wendy Ward’s second book has all the know-how and patterns you need to sew up 24 skirts from eight basic shapes.’
Simply Sewing, December 2016
‘The book is a really comprehensive beginner’s guide presented in an easy to follow format plus the skirts are very fashionable too. If you want to start making your own skirts this is the book for you.’
The Sewing Directory, 2016