No Time To Sew: Fast & Fabulous Patterns & Techniques For Sewing A Figure-Flattering Wardrobe Hardcover – Oct 15 1996
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From Library Journal
Betzina is well known to home sewers, both for her lively television series, Sew Perfect, and as the author of "Power Sewing," a syndicated column emphasizing time-saving techniques. This book demonstrates that in a short amount of time, a woman can create a complete wardrobe that will be more flattering and comfortable than any ready-to-wear garments she might buy. Nine items, from full pull-on pants to a shawl-collar jacket to an oblong scarf, are the basic elements of this wardrobe. Most can be completed in an evening or two. Betzina suggests appropriate fabrics for each garment and then takes readers through the garment-making process in easy-to-follow timed segments. Note that the Rodale Designer Collection, a collection of multisize patterns, accompanies the book and may need to be stored separately. Even those who prefer hand sewing to machine work may be tempted by this book to drag out the sewing machine and give it another try. Highly recommended for public library sewing collections.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Still, I'm wondering whether pull-on palazzo pants are "classic" or if this is just elephant pants revisited from the '70s that will be out-of-fashion in 2 years? Some of the fitting advice doesn't make sense -- for example, to adjust the crotch depth, compare whether the pants you buy are long or short crotch depth - now, really, as if one would knowingly buy pants that fit poorly! Ignore the wardrobe advice section - it's absurb to still read the dated notion that all women over 30 must wear makeup.
As a large woman, I have not been able to test the patterns on myself, so I cannot speak on them. They look good to me and the instructions are clear and complete down to variations.
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I bought this book used, so of course the patterns were not included. I used the Internet to search for the author's website to get replacement patterns which arrived in a few... Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by Amazon Customer
The book description states it is for any size but then only supplies patterns for S-M-L.Published on Sept. 12 2000
This is the first book that addresses the subject of most of us -the less-than-perfect figures- in an easy to understand format. Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2000 by N. Joseph
These patterns are easy to follow and adjust for a short, round person. My favorites are the six gore skirt and the jacket. Read morePublished on June 14 1999
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