Girl with a Sewing Machine: The No-Fuss Guide to Making and Adapting Your Own Clothes
This beautiful, instructive book from The Great British Sewing Bee's Jenniffer Taylor shows you how to make and adapt your own clothes without the need for shop-bought patterns. Using Jenniffer's fun and imaginative ideas, this book will teach you how to get started transforming unloved items of clothing into new and exciting outfits; how to customise clothes with doilies, tassels, tie-dyeing and block printing; and finally how to measure yourself, create patterns and make clothes from scratch, including dresses, skirts, tops, trousers and a coat. The book is packed with all the tricks of the trade that Jenniffer has learned along her sewing journey, and it will get you started on your own #sewingrevolution!
Jenniffer Taylor's addiction to sewing began when she decided to design and make her own wedding dress. The experience unlocked her creativity and for the first time she found she was able to express her individual style, empowering her to create garments that she always wanted but was unable to get. Jenni's husband Kirk recognised her passion for sewing and secretly submitted an application for the Great British Sewing Bee 2014. After the show finished, Jenni was determined to make something of the experience and she is now a prominent and popular personality on the sewing scene, running 'sewing revolution' workshops, presenting on TV and being featured in sewing magazines, exhibitions and shows.
Introduction My sewing journey Basic sewing kit Sourcing clothes Getting started Pincushion Scarf top Jumper gloves and snood Festival pouch Customising your clothes Doily detail on a T-shirt Block printing and tie-dyeing on a shirt and jeans Tassel T-shirt Shirt reverse Making clothes from scratch Measuring yourself Carousel skirt Batwing dress Kimono dress Cross-back top Sumer top with box pleats Blanket coat Gilet variation Dunga dress Dunga variation Wrap trousers Glossary Index