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Sew stylish DIY dresses with an elegant flair using this easy-to-follow sewing book.
For parties, weddings, banquets—any occasion that calls for that special dress—this is the book that lets you DIY sew something stylish and elegant, for a lot less than you'd pay for ready-made. These 26 dresses and separates range from short to long, from sweet to sophisticated, and from simple to dramatic to suit your mood, your style and the event. Beautiful photos feature garments sewn in a variety of elegant fabrics to inspire you to choose colors, prints and textures for a dress that is just right for you and for the moment.
Sewing patterns include:
Gathered-skirt dresses with lacy overlays
Simple, elegant shifts and empire-waist styles
An easy, flattering shirtwaist dress
A pintucked smock style dress
Shirt and blouse combos that allow you to mix and match
Dresses sporting a few well-place frills for a look that's both girly and subtle
Little bolero jackets for when you want a little more coverage
Full-size sewing patterns are offered in six sizes, and can be altered to suit most body shapes and personal measurements. The instructions and diagrams are easy to follow. Pick up the book and browse. They're some of the easiest, prettiest DIY sewing projects you'll ever make.
After graduating from art college and working for a time in the apparel industry, Yoshiko Tsukiori became a freelance designer. With designs spanning from clothes for babies and children to women's daily wear and wedding dresses, she has garnered fans in France, the UK and US as well as her native Japan. Tsukiori is the author of numerous sewing books, including the wildly popular Stylish Dress series and Sewing for Your Girls.