Book Giveaway: Design-It-Yourself Clothescomments (231) September 25th, 2009
We're so proud to announce that this week Cal's new book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified (Potter Craft, 2009), is available in bookstores and we're giving away 5 free copies!
Cal's book is jam-packed with everything you need to know about starting to make your own clothes. She walks you through taking measurements correctly and drafting patterns to fit your body. Cal even includes how-to sewing information for each project that is easy to understand and leaves you feeling like you could be the next Marc Jacobs.
The book is divided into 3 sections: Before You Begin, Making the Patterns, and Customizing, Fitting and Grading. In each section are projects that will help walk you through pattern drafting by learning to make tops, skirts, pants, and dresses. Cal also included info on making patterns from favorite items you already have in your closet.
Way to go Cal! I love this book, and I'm sure it would make the perfect reference for anyone looking to make their own designs.
Leave a comment on this post by 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 30th, for a chance to win a copy of this new book.
5 winners will be chosen at random and will be announced on Thursday, October 1st.