The Magic Pattern Book
Sew 6 Patterns into 36 Different Styles!
by Amy Barickman
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 12 Aug 2014 | Archive Date 28 Jan 2015
A whole wardrobe in a book.
Imagine a pattern. A pattern for a simple skirt. Let’s call it “The Skirt.” Now, imagine that this pattern is magic—it not only yields one stylish skirt, but in fact can be used to make six stylish skirts. By following different markers on the pattern, “The Skirt” can be: 1) an A-line skirt; 2) a maxi skirt; 3) a flirty pleated hem skirt; 4) a smart-looking pencil-wrap skirt; 5) a flared bias skirt; 6) a ruffled mini.
But wait, there’s more! Following each look are six fabric recommendations, some of them easily repurposed. So now, not only does each pattern turn into six patterns, but each of the six patterns can turn into six different garments. With six magic patterns in the book, the end result is 216 original designs!
The skill level is basic, and there’s a complete sewing primer included, with recommendations for basic tools, step-by-step instruction, a guide to fabrics, and a sizing reference chart.
Includes 36 downloadable patterns on a CD.
Express your fashion sense, look great, be creative—and save money. Now that’s magic.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 56 members
While shows like the Great British Sewing Bee are out there for all to see, the urge to create totally new things that only you have is out there. This book is brilliant in that it teaches you about patterns ... adapting ..and creating your own fashion. Honestly I hope this starts a trend for all the different shapes and sizes out there. :)..