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The essential A-line - make 17 flirty skirts from 1 basic pattern
Jona Giammalva
Paperback / softback
Stash Books
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In this how-to book, The Essential A-line, accomplished seamstress Jona Giammalva shows you how to whip a chic A-line skirt in no time! It features a single pattern with easy variations to make 17 stylish skirts in a range of sizes from 0 - 2x. Detailed step-by-step instructions and informative color photographs will guide and inspire sewers of any skill level-especially beginners. In addition to a new wardrobe of skirts, you'll also learn a variety of essential dressmaking techniques from inserting a zipper to mastering the perfect pleat.
* Find infinite creativity and inspiration in one simple pattern-17 fashionable A-line skirts are just a stitch away!
* Guaranteed to flatter any figure, the featured pattern can be adapted to fit sizes 0 to 2x
* Simple construction and a no-waistband silhouette make it a cinch to sew a skirt in an afternoon

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Jona Giammalvahas been an avid seamstress for more than 25 years. Her sewing adventures and tutorials can be found on her popular blog. She also produces sewing patterns of her original designs under the name Jona G. Pattern Co. She lives in Arizona.

Feb 14

If you, like me, live in jeans and can never find skirts that you'd actually want to wear, The Essential A-Line has the answer. Its beautifully photographed projects may make you feel somewhat unladylike to start with, but it does provide the answer to the above sartorial problem. A skirt for myself is a new venture but the seventeen projects within the pages of The Essential A-Line are relatively simple and have no waistband, which means it is "a cinch to sew a skirt in an afternoon". With the help of the book's paper pattern (which can be adapted to fit sizes 0 to 20) and Jona Giammalva's straightforward instructions, readers can sew themselves a whole plethora of a-line skirts. Beginning with a section on a well-stocked sewing kit, Giammalva's explanation of construction techniques is thorough and there is good advice on achieving a professional finish, which I, in particular, would do well to read carefully. The Essential A-Line offers readers the real possibility of well-fitting, flattering, fashionable skirts for all occasions, with no designer price tag or brand name in sight.


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