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Create beautiful clothing . . . without a pattern! In Freehand Fashion, designer Chinelo Bally reveals her sewing secrets and unique method of fabric cutting, based on a traditional Nigerian technique. Using a series of basic garment blocks, anyone can make an entire wardrobe of fashionable outfits for every shape and size. It’s surprisingly simple, and requires no fancy equipment: just a sewing machine, measuring tape, chalk, and scissors. Step-by-step illustrations show how to draft, cut, and construct the five basic blocks that are used—either singly or in combination—to complete every one of the 15 projects, including tops, skirts, dresses, and evening wear.
Chinelo Bally is a Nigerian-born Brit with an overly healthy appetite for fashion and sewing. In 2014, Chinelo appeared on the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee, where she wowed judges and fellow contestants with her freehand cutting method. She now runs workshops across the UK and writes a blog where she offers tutorials on freehand cutting projects. She keeps her Twitter and Instagram accounts (@Chinelobally) abuzz with exciting fashion-related projects.