Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure

Stylish Skirts: 23 Simple Designs to Flatter Every Figure

Sato Watanabe

Language: English

Pages: 64

ISBN: 4805313072

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Sew chic and original skirts with this stylish sewing book.

Stylish Skirts is the English edition of a popular Japanese sew-it-yourself fashion book which allows you to create simple yet stylish skirts that look and feel great—at a fraction of the cost of store-bought fashion. With this Japanese Sewing book, there's no end to the kinds of skirts you can create to match your body shape, your taste in fabrics and colors, and your mood (not to mention your favorite tops, shoes and accessories)! The instructions and diagrams are a snap to follow and provide a huge variety of styles—from ultra-feminine to artfully disheveled. All 23 skirt designs in this book look great in different fabrics, colors, prints and textures—so the options are truly endless. The enclosed DIY sewing instructions make cutting and sewing these skirts a breeze.

Sewing projects include:

  • White Twill A-line Skirt
  • Russel Lace Gored Skirt
  • Striped Skirt with Box Pleats
  • Russel lace Gored Skirt
  • Skirt with Shirred Yoke and Lace Belt
  • And many more…

Author Sato Watanabe has written many of the most popular Japanese sewing books on the market. In this new book, she shows you how to make professional-quality skirts easily and inexpensively at home. She studied clothing and accessory design at Tokyo's famous Bunka Fashion College before beginning a career as a magazine editor, eventually turning her writing skills to creating bestselling books!

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Gathering K Wrap Skirt with Frilled Edge L Trapezoid Skirt with Line Detail M Denim Skirt with Patch Pocket N Tucked and Gathered Cotton Skirt O Tweed Skirt with Panel Detail P Long Balloon Skirt Q Black Balloon Skirt R Skirt with Shirred Yoke and Lace Belt S Linen Skirt with Cargo Pockets T Embroidered Skirt with Horizontal Tuck Pattern U Eight-button Skirt with Horizontal Stripe Sections V 18-panel Skirt in Three Colors W Eight-panel Irregular Flare Skirt in Lace Tips for Making

Better Skirts Instructions and Diagrams Sewing Terms Symbols Used Lace and Embroidery Ⓐ Embroidered skirt with gathered waist and lace hem A simple gathered skirt is brought to life with a regular pattern of embroidery. Drawing in construction marks is easy, as only straight lines are needed. The leaf-like embroidery uses three colors of thread. Torchon lace along the hem makes the skirt even sweeter. how to make→page 34-35 Tape and Stitching Ⓑ 12-panel Skirt with Embroidery and Tape

Decoration This neat A-line skirt is created from twelve trapezoid panels. Lines of tape in varying widths and fabrics add a sense of rhythm, while latticework embroidery along the hem lends a couture edge. For a stylish look, use the same color for the tape and the embroidery. how to make→page 36-37 A-line Ⓒ White Twill A-line Skirt A wide hem falls from the straight, clean silhouette on this A-line skirt. It has a buttoned opening on the front right and pockets on the back, creating a

STEPS 1. Sew darts 2. Sew panels for right front section 3. Sew center back 4. Attach pockets 5. Sew left side to opening and insert zipper (see p76) 6. Sew right side 7. Attach facing 8. Create hem 9. Attach hook and eye (see p63) • Drafting • Cutting layout 1. Sew darts 4. Attach pockets 5. Sew left side seam 7. Attach facing Ⓝ Tucked and Gathered Cotton Skirt (photo→p.19) MATERIALS Fabric—slub cotton 44 (106cm) wide x 1⅔ yd (1.5m) Iron-on interfacing—⅞ in (2cm) x 9 in (23cm)

began several successful business ventures. To his astonishment, Tuttle discovered that postwar Tokyo was actually a book-lover’s paradise. He befriended dealers in the Kanda district and began supplying rare Japanese editions to American libraries. He also imported American books to sell to the thousands of GIs stationed in Japan. By 1949, Tuttle’s business was thriving, and he opened Tokyo’s very first English-language bookstore in the Takashimaya Department Store in Ginza, to great success.

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