Stylish Skirts: 23 Easy-to-Sew Skirts to Flatter Every Figure (Includes Drafting Diagrams)

Stylish Skirts: 23 Easy-to-Sew Skirts to Flatter Every Figure (Includes Drafting Diagrams)

by Sato Watanabe


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Sew chic and original skirts with this stylish DIY sewing book.

Whether a beginning sewer or the hardcore do-it-yourselfer, Stylish Skirts walks readers through the process of making professional-quality pieces at home. This book features 23 skirt styles from author Sato Watanabe, whose numerous titles are favorites among Japanese sewing book fans in the US. With this 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804851718
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 582,935
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Designer Sato Watanabe specializes in simple, elegant homemade couture with room for a touch of individuality. Her numerous titles are favorites among Japanese sewing book fans in the U.S.

Table of Contents

A Embroidered Skirt with Gathered Waist and Lace Hem 04

B 12-panel Skirt with Embroidery and Tape Decoration 05

C White Twill A-line Skirt 06

D Slub Denim Wrap-style Panel Skirt 06

E Russel Lace Gored Skirt 08

F Skirt with Lace-trimmed Irregular Hem 09

G Striped Skirt with Box Pleats 10

H Tiered-look Frill Skirt 12

I Long Jacquard "Escargot" Skirt with Straight Hem Panel 13

J Skirt with Irregular Gathering 14

K Wrap Skirt, with Frilled Edge 16

L Trapezoid Skirt with Line Detail 17

M Denim Skirt with Patch Pocket 18

N Tucked and Gathered Gotten Skirt 19

O Tweed Skirt with Panel Detail 20

P Long Balloon Skirt 22

Q Black Balloon Skirt 23

R Skirt with Shirred Yoke and Lace Belt 24

S Linen Skirt with Cargo Pockets 26

T Embroidered Skirt with Horizontal Tuck Pattern 27

U Eight-button Skirt with Horizontal Stripe Sections 28

V 18-panel Skirt in Three Colors 29

W Eight-panel Irregular Flare Skirt, in Lace 30

Tips for Making Better Skirts 33

Instructions and Diagrams 34

Sewing Terms 94

Symbols Used 95

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Stylish Skirts: 23 Easy-to-Sew Skirts to Flatter Every Figure 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Plutosmom More than 1 year ago
As a bookseller at B&N, this book came home with me the first day I shelved it! I love all the simple but elegant designs. Most skirt books I see are huge books with countless"variations" of the same pencil or gathered skirt. This title has 23 different skirts ranging from simple gathered styles to elegant a-lined and gored styles which will flatter a more rounded figure like mine! I have over 40 years experience sewing and find commercial patterns lacking. There are not paper patterns with this book but rather very clear directions for drafting your own basic pattern pieces and very clear step by step diagrams for construction.  A true beginner may need to reference a basic sewing manual for construction techniques and I would advise every one to compare your true measurements against the pattern diagrams and adjust (very easily) to your measurements accordingly. Again this info will be found in any good sewing reference. What I love about this book is the simple straightforward way everything is presented. You do not have to search through the book to find directions for something only to find out the one cute thing you love in the picture is the one "alternate" item that is not given in the book!