The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the Modern Seamstress Hardcover-spiral – Nov 16 2011
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"This may be the first book of its kind that I actually read from cover to cover." --Darling Adventures
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The book is no exception. It is gorgeously designed, and the instructions are clear and concise. Even for someone who has sewing experience, it invites you to try new techniques and revisit your methods on everything from pattern marking, to wardrobe design, to fitting and customization; it breathes new life into the most mediocre tasks and invites you to become excited about every aspect of your sewing experience once again :)
I am incredibly excited to start making absolutely everything in this book, and I know I'll be making more than one of each - the patterns are that lovely, just like the rest of the Colette collection :)
It is great for those new to sewing, who might have taken a course, and would like to make something for themselves.
If only all how-to books were this complete!
For a beginner or intermediate sewer, the handbook is a great overview of fabric types and sewing techniques. I really enjoyed the sections on recognizing and celebrating your own personal style, and how to sew clothes that you actually want to wear! All of the patterns are cute and interesting, but still simple enough for anyone to try. I've already made a few garments from the book - and now that the handbook has helped me alter and adjust them to fit just right, I'm looking forward to adapting them again as wardrobe basics! The instructions were all perfectly clear... but it's great to also have the community forum through the Colleterie website that allows to you get advice and share ideas with other Colette fans.
This is a great book, and won't just gather dust on your shelf! I highly recommend it!
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I am giving this to my sister for Christmas. Everything is straightforward, and super cute. Some of the patterns and examples I don't find entirely flattering- but that is just me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Madeline