Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers by Christine Haynes is a definitive guide for the beginner sewist who yearns to create and wear their own clothes.
The book is informative and explanatory, starting with the basics of sewing including how to read patterns, covering the basic tools needed and an illustrated guide to the basic techniques needed to get started. There is also a brief guide which familiarises the reader with a sewing machine.
Chapter 2 contains a variety of projects accompanied by a mixture of illustrated pictures and photographs. Each of the 15 projects is broken down into clearly explained steps with illustrations taking you through each one. Tips are also dotted throughout the book enabling the sewist to hone their skills as they go. Patterns for each of the projects are available through using either the QR code or web link provided in the book.
Thorough, clear and easy -to-follow, this is an ideal starter book for beginners.