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Skirt-A-Day Sewing by Nicole Smith (Storey Publishing, 2013)
Sewing Made Simple by the Editors of Threads (The Taunton Press, 2013)
Skirt-A-Day Sewing by Nicole Smith (Storey Publishing, 2013)

Skirt-A-Day Sewing by Nicole Smith (Storey Publishing, 2013)

Photo: Storey Publishing

THESE AWESOME BOOKS WERE FEATURED IN SEWSTYLISH!
From the latest SewStylish Spring 2014 issue, you could win Skirt-A-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day by Nicole Smith (Storey, 2013) and Sewing Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Teaching Yourself to Sew by the Editors of Threads (The Taunton Press, 2013). Both books were featured in the "Cool Tools" section of the magazine.

ABOUT THE BOOKS
Skirt-A-Day Sewing by Nicole Smith is full of 28 classy, cute, and stylish skirt patterns varying from a wrap to a pencil to a flared skirt. Each page is filled with easy to understand, step-by-step directions and detailed illustrations. You can draft your own custom-fit patterns and adapt them to be your own unique style. Soon enough, you'll become a skirt-making expert!

Sewing Made Simple by the Editors of Threads is the best book a beginner sewer could have! This book is packed with expert advice that will make your sewing experience fun and easy. You'll find detailed instructions to teach you proper sewing techniques that will build your skills on a firm foundation. The book will become a useful reference you'll want to keep handy.

HOW TO WIN
What type of sewing projects do you hope to work on? Leave a comment answering this question , and you'll be automatically entered for a chance to win! You must leave your comment before midnight on April 18, 2014, to be considered. The winner will be randomly selected during the week of April 21 and announced both online and via email. Good luck!

EmilyBerube

Comments (260)

Kaidydid Kaidydid writes: I have bought fabric to make myself and my granddaughters some skirts so I would love either of both books. I am working on my techniques and perfecting them so the other book would be perfect. I have mostly taught my self to sew and learning techniques from books has played a big part in this. Thank you so much for a wonderful magazine and great give-aways.
Posted: 6:30 pm on September 16th

user-289239 user-289239 writes: I want to make a variety of skirts for my daughter who is employed by a State University. She was recently honored as Employee of the Year and needs to look the part.
Posted: 4:00 pm on June 17th

annenet annenet writes: Just finished a pattern drafting class and would love to apply what I know to skirts. Could definitely use some as it's my preferred Summer wear!
Posted: 12:22 pm on April 28th

mjjsews mjjsews writes: Currently working on a quilt, but just got some beautiful rayon batik material that I hope to make into clothing. It has been a long time sine I've made clothing, but the time has come to go back to sewing.....
Posted: 7:59 am on April 27th

violetgypsie violetgypsie writes: I recently quit smoking and gained 20 lbs. Nothing fits anymore and I feel frumpy. I am currently working on my rusty sewing skills to make myself a few new pieces for spring and summer. Would absolutely LOVE to have either of the books, although the skirt book sounds really fabulous.
Posted: 1:20 am on April 27th

janet8488 janet8488 writes: Just lost 30# and 40 inches so I have two major goals.
1. Alter so of my favorite clothes.
2. Make new items for the summer season.
These would be a great help!
Posted: 9:04 pm on April 24th

SunSwan SunSwan writes: I love making skirts, shirts, jeans but would like to tackle lingerie as well.
Posted: 11:00 pm on April 20th

tooold tooold writes: I am working on knit T-shirts and a jacket. Perfect for a nice skirt.
Posted: 10:21 pm on April 18th

user-1127959 user-1127959 writes: I've been trying to educate myself through the Threads website and archives to prepare for making a custom jacket for my daughter in law and myself. Of course the skirts will follow to make some lovely suits tailored to fit. This book would be an exciting compliment to my expanding library. I love having a book in hand for a learning tool. Here's to becoming a better seamstress!
Posted: 1:41 pm on April 18th

Letha Letha writes: I'm trying to get a tunic top to fit properly before I cut into some expensive fabric. I'm a plus size and need to grade it up slightly to fit. After sewing that top, I need to finish a baby blanket I have material for. One side is going to be from Minky (sp?) and I have been putting that off.
Posted: 1:01 pm on April 18th

SharonPicone SharonPicone writes: I have the potential opportunity to work on a very elaborate wedding gown for one of my clients. Even though I've made dozens of wedding gowns, each one is unique and offers its own set of challenges. It should be an exciting and a rewarding project.
Posted: 11:43 am on April 18th

AliceEliza AliceEliza writes: Right now I am working on a cushion for a window seat, doll clothes for my granddaughters, and as well I am attending classes to learn techniques for my new sewing machine.
Posted: 8:54 am on April 18th

LeeWells LeeWells writes: Right now I hope to finish the trousers I recently cut out for my husband (he needs custom made pants and I have sewn his for years).. I also hope to shorten the jeans I got recently and make some new skirts for myself. The sewing is not the problem, our new puppy is! I think she would try to run off with fabric pieces or pull over the ironing board! I will need those jeans when we start baling hay in another month or so (that's part of farming)
Posted: 4:18 pm on April 17th

user-934542 user-934542 writes: I will be doing some home dec projects, like pillow shams and outdoor pillows. Then I will finish the skirt I planned on doing last year. Also on my agenda is altering some clothes that are still too big.
Posted: 3:36 pm on April 17th

Candy_s Candy_s writes: My current time will be spent on a sewing 6 week workshop using a My Label by Bernina pattern with designer additions. Using this type of pattern gets the garmet closest to my body shape. Also, a standing body mold comes in very handy. My plans are to become a couture designer but I need all the help I can get. This winning would add greatly to my sewing knowledge and be very much appreciated. Thank you for reading my comment.
Posted: 3:32 pm on April 17th

patchoulired patchoulired writes: I hope to work on the following sewing projects in the next few weeks: altering a bridesmaid dress, altering quite a few pairs of jeans for myself, my partner, and my Dad; repurposing some t-shirts and dresses, and hoping to get to at least one or two actual sewing projects via Spring/Summer patterns! :)
Posted: 1:36 pm on April 17th

AlterJBD AlterJBD writes: I hope to make a few sundresses for my daughters this summer as well as some comfortable tunics for myself. My younger daughter would love the skirt book. She is learning basic garment sewing and it seems like the book would be an excellent guide for her.
Posted: 1:30 pm on April 17th

user-2482621 user-2482621 writes: I'm trying for a coordinated stylish wardrobe of clothes that FIT and suit me. I want to start with skirts, simple tops then move onto shirts, pants and then the ultimate - jackets! As a beginner, I need my hand held via some decent instruction whether in person, online or from a book.
Posted: 12:41 pm on April 17th

judski judski writes: Sewing dresses for Spring for myself and
Have made 2 dresses for grand-daughter. Love to
Sew with cottons. Also I,m making my mother of the bride dress for Sept wedding.
Posted: 10:44 am on April 17th

user-1126774 user-1126774 writes: I'd like to get better and more efficient at making tailored jackets. I just finished one. It's a beauty, but it took me a long time and I had to re-do several things along the way. Now I'm motivated to improve my tailoring skills.
Posted: 10:32 am on April 17th

saratogasewing saratogasewing writes: Having dropped 40 pounds (with concentrated effort), I need to make myself a new spring and summer wardrobe with new fabrics as well as with reworked older, larger garments. This book would be both inspiring and useful!
Posted: 10:12 am on April 17th

saratogasewing saratogasewing writes: Having dropped 40 pounds (with concentrated effort), I need to make myself a new spring and summer wardrobe with new fabrics as well as with reworked older, larger garments. This book would be b!
Posted: 10:10 am on April 17th

user-3309900 user-3309900 writes: This spring and summer I will be spending lots of my limited free time making dresses, skirts, jeans, shorts, bags, and doing some embroidery. Love sewing clothes - just wish I was better at making them fit. These books would be helpful with drafting patterns for my measurements!
Posted: 5:21 am on April 17th

user-3234428 user-3234428 writes: I love long flowing jersey knits in loud colours xx
Posted: 3:40 am on April 17th

Sans6 Sans6 writes: I am planning to sew hand bags.I have SOOOO much fabric just sitting there, waiting for me to start!!
Posted: 1:20 am on April 17th

cbaglien cbaglien writes: I have fibromyalgia and love the comfort of skirts and dresses. This has prompted me to start sewing again. No more tags and scratchy seams. I would love to have these books to help me. Thank you
Posted: 12:20 am on April 17th

larpaia larpaia writes: I've just finished drafting a bodice sloper, and hope to use it to make fabulous dresses.
Posted: 9:46 pm on April 16th

SueBee256 SueBee256 writes: I would like a well fitting skirt. I have yet to find a skirt I like the last 3 years.
Posted: 8:26 pm on April 16th

DaleAKetch DaleAKetch writes: At this moment, I'm sewing Diane Ericson's Peony Top #107, & hoping to have it finished on time for my holiday, starting in 3 days. I've had help from a friend, who loaned me her machine when mine stopped working last night.
Posted: 8:19 pm on April 16th

malsews malsews writes: I would love to learn to sew on different fabrics that I have not tried before; I like the challenge! I've always stayed away from knits even though I have a serger, but I hope to conquer my fear of knits and make myself some new clothes.

Posted: 7:50 pm on April 16th

user-2513651 user-2513651 writes: spring and summer clothes
Posted: 7:41 pm on April 16th

user-13954 user-13954 writes: I'd be happy to work on anything!!
Posted: 6:58 pm on April 16th

RUDA88 RUDA88 writes: There is nothing like having a different skirt for every day of the month!:)
Posted: 6:56 pm on April 16th

LslyB LslyB writes: To be able to sit down and have some time for making lots of things! I want to make some bags and skirts to raise money for the Fire Fighters Charity.

I’ve got lots of fabric in the attic just waiting!



Posted: 6:13 pm on April 16th

Katywho Katywho writes: I'd love to make some new skirts
Posted: 5:37 pm on April 16th

Katywho Katywho writes: I'd love to make some new skirts
Posted: 5:37 pm on April 16th

pumpener pumpener writes: Separates, 1940/50s blouses, aline skirts, pinafores, trousers. I want that book ^=^
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 16th

sew2sew sew2sew writes: i want to make skirts pants and blouses ...
Posted: 4:28 pm on April 16th

nukoollook nukoollook writes: I love sewing.I guess you can say I'm a "born again" sewer. I'm looking forward to creating a new wardrobe..

Posted: 3:01 pm on April 16th

Karzine Karzine writes: I want to make my own night gowns with matching robes.
Posted: 2:19 pm on April 16th

DonTod DonTod writes: I'm interested in learning how to tailor my sewing for a better fit, and to improve my sewing techniques. I have just purchased a serger to improve the look of knits, which I find I wear more, now that I have retired.
Posted: 2:08 pm on April 16th

cindyt7 cindyt7 writes: I sewed all my girls clothes when they were young. Now that they're grown I want to get back into ready to wear for all of us! :)

Posted: 1:42 pm on April 16th

Patty88 Patty88 writes: I am working on a fitted shirt, and a tote bag. I just purchased a serger and am learning how to use it. I hope to use it every day!
Posted: 1:36 pm on April 16th

jamaco jamaco writes: I love making doll clothes, and I piece quilts
Posted: 1:25 pm on April 16th

user-3116853 user-3116853 writes: I have always sewed for friends and family; never myself. I want to learn how to make skirts that will fit my protruding tummy and would love to have the books to help me in my learning journey! With these skills, I want to make interview attire for charities; such as, Dress For Success.
Posted: 1:18 pm on April 16th

greenbp greenbp writes: Home projects and clothes for grand kids.
Posted: 12:44 pm on April 16th

jumptoit jumptoit writes: My goal is to finish projects I have started such as a jacket, wool coat and blouse before starting anything new.
Posted: 12:40 pm on April 16th

Eyelyon Eyelyon writes: I'm going to make a fitted day dress following Susan Khalje's Craftsy class.
Posted: 12:37 pm on April 16th

NanaLu NanaLu writes: I've been sewing for boys lately and I really want to get fashion fabrics in my hands again. Inspirations for skirts will be just what i need.
Posted: 12:33 pm on April 16th

cakrt cakrt writes: I really want to sew more skirts, shirts and dresses and get away from the "Colorado Jean" look. This would be such a motivator for me. It could also be something I can share with my adult daughter, who is just learning to sew.
Posted: 11:56 am on April 16th

animegirlie animegirlie writes: prettier skirts and a dress that I can actually wear outside the house!
Posted: 11:34 am on April 16th

tymajor tymajor writes: I'm going to work on skirts and dresses. I am in need!
Posted: 11:31 am on April 16th

TheJellyKey TheJellyKey writes: I love sewing EVERYTHING! From patchwork cushions, to denim giraffes, to giant teapot costumes!! My next challenge is to make myself a structured yet feminine smart/casual jacket and some vintage style lingerie.. I haven't really made any skirts yet (dresses, yes) so I would love to get my hands on this book.. :0)
Posted: 11:24 am on April 16th

ammiemac ammiemac writes: I've been teaching myself to sew, beginning with tops. And now I'm moving on to skirts. This is going to be a real challenge as my hips are nowhere near even and I lost my waist somewhere along the line. My goal is to create outfits that really fit my proportions so I can wear them with pride. My ultimate goal is to recreate a skirt, top and jacket outfit from a past issue of threads. I have the patterns, Claire Schaeffer's book about Chanel jackets and the fabric. Now I just need to acquire the skills. Both these books would help me along the way.
Posted: 11:24 am on April 16th

user-1138829 user-1138829 writes: I love making fancy gowns! I made my bridal gown and the gowns for my 10 bridesmaids and 2 flowergirls, and they all turned out AWESOME! I hope I get to make gowns for other people's weddings in the future. :)
Posted: 11:07 am on April 16th

GrammysSC GrammysSC writes: I hope to work on a ball gown for a drama gala and clothing for my grand daughter as well as getting pants to fit properly
Posted: 10:46 am on April 16th

GBaker23 GBaker23 writes: Some new skirts & tops are on my list to sew!
Posted: 10:45 am on April 16th

DMMichaelson DMMichaelson writes: Planning a couture Chanel jacket that is classic but still a bit casual so I can pair it with nice jeans if I want too. I've been waiting all year to do this.
Posted: 9:57 am on April 16th

user-2092169 user-2092169 writes: I'm going to be starting on a Chanel jacket for my daughter soon following the techniques featured in the magazine and in Threads online.
Posted: 9:47 am on April 16th

NikkiHuff NikkiHuff writes: What my closet is lacking are easy summer dresses, both knit and woven. That's what I want to focus on making the next few months. Because EVENTUALLY the weather will be warm!
I'd love to win this book because you can never have enough skirts in your wardrobe. Also, I've been wanting to teach some young teenagers at my church how to sew, and if I could have one book for them to pick patterns from (as opposed to a jumble of envelopes) that would help.
Posted: 9:35 am on April 16th

LoveLi LoveLi writes: I have 3 weddings to attend, this year. Need to make dresses, dresses, dresses!!!....
Posted: 9:30 am on April 16th

chelosunny chelosunny writes: I have four yards of Vyella that is 35 inches wide. I would like to make a skirt that would accommodate the small width. The fabric is no longer made because of the small fires it started when being made. I purchased it at a thrift shop.
Posted: 9:29 am on April 16th

margaretsoo margaretsoo writes: I am enjoying sewing doll clothes for my granddaughter and greatgranddaughter. They each have new dollies.
Posted: 9:26 am on April 16th

Boheme Boheme writes: I would love to make skirts and dresses, particularly maxi dresses this summer. Also need some suitable work attire!
Posted: 9:26 am on April 16th

KCsews KCsews writes: I'm currently working on some dresses. I would love the challenge of a skirt a day! Looks like a fantastic book!
Posted: 9:20 am on April 16th

dsharp90 dsharp90 writes: I'd love to make some clothes for my two year old this summer, and a bonus would be to sew some skirts for myself!
Posted: 9:20 am on April 16th

user-1112564 user-1112564 writes: I'm currently working on making a moulage from Patternmaking Basics with Suzy Furrer and hope to make a summer wardrobe that fits, especially skirts.
Posted: 8:37 am on April 16th

superwhit2003 superwhit2003 writes: I want to make my bridesmaids dresses!
Posted: 8:30 am on April 16th

AmiLynn AmiLynn writes: I have been sewing purses for a few years now. I am getting brave and starting on clothes. My goal this summer is to make all my summer clothes including tops, shorts and skirts. I can't wait to do my own personal fashion show for my friends and family at our Labor Day party with all the great projects I made this summer, especially skirts from this book.
Posted: 8:18 am on April 16th

aknockoutriot aknockoutriot writes: I hope to work on some airy summer skirts and dresses to help keep cool in this Georgia heat!
Posted: 7:47 am on April 16th

fpenchant fpenchant writes: I plan to make dresses for myself and clothes for my six-year-old niece. Thanks!
Posted: 7:30 am on April 16th

user-1128556 user-1128556 writes: Skirts are the mainstay of my summer wardrobe. I just bought fabric for 3 different styles.
Posted: 7:30 am on April 16th

balesbydesign balesbydesign writes: I would like to work on separates to wear this summer.
Posted: 7:22 am on April 16th

cecine cecine writes: I want to make something easy and fast for summer. I like skirt so much. Thanks

Posted: 7:20 am on April 16th

user-2867423 user-2867423 writes: I mostly sew skirts and tops, new techniques, stretch fabrics and knits will be used in my next sewing item.
Posted: 7:15 am on April 16th

bethatply bethatply writes: I would love the opportunity to sew skirts with this pattern for my wardrobe! What a beautiful collection.
Posted: 7:14 am on April 16th

user-3226337 user-3226337 writes: I'm aiming to make some comfortable summer tops & dresses, and also to tailor my current RTW wardrobe to better fit me.
Posted: 6:53 am on April 16th

Sarahruth Sarahruth writes: I've been sewing for years, but always look for new ideas, techniques, etc. Sewing is such a pleasure for me. Not only is is a creative outlet, but allows me to make the "designer" look for less than "designer" prices!
Posted: 6:37 am on April 16th

user-2297052 user-2297052 writes: My aim is to produce a basic stylish age-appropriate wardrobe that looks as good on the inside as on the outside - garments that say "beautiful work and wonderful style".

I've yet to make a skirt with which I'm completely happy, so I don't wear them often. A good reference book could help me change all that, whilst reducing my stash!
Posted: 6:26 am on April 16th

MichelleClaire MichelleClaire writes: Slim pants and sassy tops will be top of my sewing list!
Posted: 6:05 am on April 16th

sewerdownunder sewerdownunder writes: Living in the southern hemisphere, I'm wanting to sew some Autumn/winter wardrobe staples, maybe repurposed from Op ( thrift shop ) finds.

Posted: 5:57 am on April 16th

user-1085566 user-1085566 writes: I am currently working on a toile for myself. I have recently lost over 30kgs and need to work on fitting for myself due to the change in measurements. I have recently visited Arab Street in Singapore, featuring a whole street filled, side to side, with fabric shops. Came home with some beautiful fabrics (including some Silk Organza recommended by Louise Cutting as a pressing cloth which the shop keeper could not believe :) ) I want to get the fit right to ensure that the end garments are fitted correctly and beautiful. Now that my children have grown and left home I am finally able to make things for myself...yay!

Posted: 4:23 am on April 16th

natann108 natann108 writes: I am just working on a dress ... the dress like Jacqueline Kennedy used to wear. I am almost done last steps to the finished project:
Inserting the invisible zipper
Sewing the hem by hand...
I am so excited when I wear it the first time.
Posted: 3:52 am on April 16th

plumporter plumporter writes: I'm going to be sewing a dress for my boyfriend's mother. She gave us plane tickets as a gift to come and see her so I'm replicating a vintage dress that she loves as a thank you present.
Posted: 2:59 am on April 16th

lrldelrosso lrldelrosso writes: I've been doing a lot of sewing for myself lately. I'm hoping to create a great summer wardrobe. (Skirts, shorts, tops, dresses.) I will also be making some things for my 2 year old daughter.
Posted: 2:41 am on April 16th

ThePatternTester ThePatternTester writes: I recently did a pattern test for a skirt, so I'd love to make more. I also want to start making bags with all the fat quarters that I have.
Posted: 2:07 am on April 16th

Sew_claire Sew_claire writes: I'm making the kids some fabric folders to keep all their bits together in the car like colouring books n story books, then I'm going to be a busy little sewing bee as my youngest has decided she no longer wants to wear tshirts but cotton shirts and has fell in love with some fabric I have bless her, my son (10 on 21st and has AS) doesn't mind as long as he gets to help, he loves anything technological ,

Good luck to everyone entered, it's been lovely reading your posts
Posted: 1:57 am on April 16th

user-2913441 user-2913441 writes: Hi I'm doing my usual thing and having too many projects on the go haha so I'm doing some summer curtains which I've never tried before and a 50's style coat and a wiggle dress for my nephews wedding yey :))
Posted: 1:42 am on April 16th

Sewfoolish Sewfoolish writes: Some skirts and top after I finish my gown. The draped material for my gown has been like a dust cover for my dress form ... I wish time was unlimited!
Posted: 1:19 am on April 16th

Windtroll Windtroll writes: I really want to upcycle clothing. I just lost weight and went down 4-5 sizes so may start with making some of my clothing wearable again.

Posted: 1:00 am on April 16th

Dressin Dressin writes: I have recently rediscovered the joy of wearing skirts. I made 2 last year (from the same pattern) and would love to explore different variations - from fun and flirty to classic and casual. Of course a new skirt wardrobe would also require some new tops and jackets to coordinate. I may be a busy sewer this year.
Posted: 12:59 am on April 16th

Dressin Dressin writes: I have recently rediscovered the joy of wearing skirts. I made 2 last year (from the same pattern) and would love to explore different variations - from fun and flirty to classic and casual. Of course a new skirt wardrobe would also require some new tops and jackets to coordinate. I may be a busy sewer this year.
Posted: 12:59 am on April 16th

Ypw Ypw writes: I am working on putting together a holiday mix and match wardrobe for traveling. These books would be a great help. I am very keen to improve my sewing skills in order to get a more proffessional looking garment. The Thread Insider videos and tutorials are great for this.
Posted: 12:55 am on April 16th

user-2731681 user-2731681 writes: Wow! A lovely premise for a book, with so many people looking for wardrobe guidance on types of garments, proportions etc.
I've just entered a fash degree, and skirts are the focus of Semester 1, in terms of both drafting and designing, AND sewing. Given that there's a drafting influence in the book, I'd absolutely love to get my hands on it.

My style is very feminine and embellishment-oriented, and skirts make great star pieces!

Jacqueline
Posted: 12:20 am on April 16th

Katie Katie writes: I sew stuffed animals, purses, wall quilts, tops/pants/skirts for myself, and lots more.
Posted: 12:15 am on April 16th

user-2805431 user-2805431 writes: I read your magazines and so enjoy learning more about sewing. I need to be dressed up a number of times a week and skirts are the way to go. They easily increase my wardrobe variety. Thank you!
Posted: 12:11 am on April 16th

Cheriezel Cheriezel writes: I just got into making skirts for summer out of novelty fabrics - I would love this book!
Posted: 12:10 am on April 16th

user-3039489 user-3039489 writes: I am getting back into sewing after a very long break (of many years) & am now happily working on baby clothes for my dear little grandson. I would love to upgrade my 'old' wardrobe too & am *planning* on making all sorts - including skirts :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Posted: 12:06 am on April 16th

Chatelaine03 Chatelaine03 writes: I want to make a pair of jeans that really fit well. Then, I'd like to make a bunch of skirts and tops for a new summer wardrobe!
Posted: 11:37 pm on April 15th

evel8yn evel8yn writes: I want to make some skirts that will work with and without tights for a lot of different weather. And that I can ride a bike in!
Posted: 11:29 pm on April 15th

rdejam rdejam writes: Well, this is pretty appropriate. I just started making skirts for my neighbors daughters. They're having a rough patch so I thought it would be nice if the girls had some new, pretty clothes. I'd love to make a variety of styles for them. Teens can be so cruel.
Posted: 11:23 pm on April 15th

ciecie ciecie writes: I WOULD Like to start my sewing business again after caring for my mom for eight years. I am tring to get back in the market. My goal is to start off offering a general line of skirts and dresses.
The books would be a big help in moving me up to current clothings and increasing my knowledge.
Thanks and blessings
Cie Cie

Posted: 11:23 pm on April 15th

LauraSews LauraSews writes: I have a spring skirt/jacket I'm working on right now. I also need to sew a formal by June for an event. Helping my 4-H kids finish up their sewing projects before we stop for the summer.

Posted: 11:12 pm on April 15th

user-2731681 user-2731681 writes: Wow! What a fun, gorgeous premise for a book!
I have just embarked on a fashion degree, and the overriding theme for semester one, covering drafting and construction to design and CAD, is ......
SKIRTS! Without the least guile, I intend to work for the next three months at least on drafting and sewing SKIRTS! I firmly believe that this would help my design and drafting skills.


Posted: 11:06 pm on April 15th

heathermk heathermk writes: I am teaching my daughter to sew this summer and would love a skirt and top to be included in her first projects!
Posted: 10:40 pm on April 15th

NGuy NGuy writes: Want to make an apron for my daughter, fantastic original clothes for my granddaughter, and assorted Christmas gifts for this year.
Posted: 10:33 pm on April 15th

auschick auschick writes: I want to make more things for me! Right now it is all stuff for my toddler and get friends!
Posted: 10:23 pm on April 15th

TrevaE TrevaE writes: I'm trying work on some new wardrobe pieces to accommodate my recent 35 lb weight loss. The 28 days of skirts would be fabulous for helping this long. Right now I'm working perfecting the fit of a peplum top for summer.
Posted: 10:16 pm on April 15th

buttonedup buttonedup writes: I have been away from sewing for so many years that I have become
quite intimidated by it. I think trying a skirt for a "refresher" just might
be what will start the creative brain cells working again. I know I need
to put my sewing machine, serger and embroidery mschine back to
work.

Posted: 10:13 pm on April 15th

Girlyb Girlyb writes: I love easy breezy skirts for the summer. They are so cool and comfy. A tank top and flip flops and I'm Set! This book looks like it has lots of patterns to choose from.
Posted: 10:02 pm on April 15th

whitering whitering writes: I love wearing skirts and making them. I'd like to make more but time has been very tight. I'd like to see if I could make a skirt a day.
Posted: 10:00 pm on April 15th

melbansocal melbansocal writes: I love to make summer skirts. Nothing cooler or more flattering to wear on those hot summer days.
I am working on a rayon voile skirt tomorrow and then hopefully a fuschia jacquard linen jacket!
Posted: 9:57 pm on April 15th

dzioni dzioni writes: I want some cool breezy pants for this summer.
Posted: 9:52 pm on April 15th

kalee kalee writes: I recently decided to add more skirts to my wardrobe. I would also love to learn to re-fashion some of the fantastic items I see at the thrift store.
Posted: 9:50 pm on April 15th

mad14kt mad14kt writes: Make more summer jackets/shrugs :)
Posted: 9:49 pm on April 15th

user-1064229 user-1064229 writes: I need to get started on a Christmas tree skirt that is a present and I would like to make a purse and a coat but first I need to finish my valentine wall hanging.

Posted: 9:49 pm on April 15th

Annamar Annamar writes: I want to make some skirts this summer. I have lots and lots of fabric that is crying out to be used! I love to sew and find my 24 hour day to short to work it in so summertime, I'm hoping to spend hours in my sewing room!! Threads is might favorite magazine of the 3 or 4 sewing/emb. related subscriptions I take. So many wonderful ideas and love the challenge to think outside the box!!
Posted: 9:38 pm on April 15th

user-2973093 user-2973093 writes: I want to create a body-friendly wardrobe: items that flatter, with an accent on style! I deserve to look fab for every occasion. :)
Posted: 9:34 pm on April 15th

threadmama threadmama writes: I would love to make some more skirts for summer!
Posted: 9:29 pm on April 15th

threadmama threadmama writes: I would love to make some more skirts for summer!
Posted: 9:29 pm on April 15th

beadembroiderer beadembroiderer writes: I have lost over 100 pounds and have always sewn most of my clothes, even when at a normal weight, because I am also 5'10" and it affects how ready-to-wear fits. I plan to make a new coat, lots of blouses and skirts and also accessories like purses and scarves/shawls. I am planning a sweater out of crochet size 10 lace weight. Honestly, I am almost at a point where I am smaller than most clothes I have (I get rid of them as soon as they are too big), so I better get to work. Oh, by the way, I have a brand new Viking Opal 670 sewing machine, which will help.
Posted: 9:26 pm on April 15th

JosieLCPC JosieLCPC writes: I want to make some pants that fit well, and a few dresses for summer. I'm a new subscriber to Threads, and love the content!
Posted: 9:25 pm on April 15th

bjmimi bjmimi writes: Iwant to make a variety of projects - garments for grandchildren, quilts and home dec items and bags.
Posted: 9:20 pm on April 15th

CakesDecorAndMore CakesDecorAndMore writes: I expect to begin working on the undergarments for my first historical costume, which will be Victorian.
Posted: 9:20 pm on April 15th

momofcami momofcami writes: I am currently working on some quilting projects. I ant to make my daughters some pajamas and I would love to make some skirts for me
Posted: 9:11 pm on April 15th

Mar Hein Mar Hein writes: i want to sew a skirt that fits & that i would wear more than just once!! :)
Posted: 9:09 pm on April 15th

Karrie_S Karrie_S writes: I want to make skirts and dresses for the summer!!! I NEED this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
Posted: 9:05 pm on April 15th

sewseitz sewseitz writes: This last two weeks I have been making Easter dresses for grands. Next week I will be making pillowcases and gowns for hospital. I also need to make Christmas socks for military. Hopefully, I will sew for me.
Posted: 8:59 pm on April 15th

user-2778833 user-2778833 writes: I am looking forward to sewing the 3 lovely skirt lengths that I purchased on trip to Avoca, Ireland 6 years ago. They will be well used here in our Yukon weather.
Posted: 8:52 pm on April 15th

RegencyLady RegencyLady writes: Hoping to work on some nice blouses to use up some of my stash. All so I can go buy more fabric!!! :)
Posted: 8:41 pm on April 15th

Kimchee_gal Kimchee_gal writes: I'm newly retired from the Air Force and would like to make a new clothes for my new no-uniform life style!
Posted: 8:39 pm on April 15th

countessa countessa writes: I'd like to make myself and my daughter a nice moto jacket.

Note: I just made her the 'Relaxed Dress' from SEWSTYLISH Spring 2014, and she loves it!!!
Posted: 8:34 pm on April 15th

Ljedwards2 Ljedwards2 writes: I would like to make something for myself for a change! All my sewing lately has been for my children. Momma needs a turn! And I really really need some new skirts!!
Posted: 8:33 pm on April 15th

TheStitchinWitch TheStitchinWitch writes: I hope to complete an Elsa dress (from the movie Frozen) for my three year old daughter! It's a top priority, and so far it's been so much fun to work with stretch knits, organza, and silks.
Posted: 8:32 pm on April 15th

carolmayuree carolmayuree writes: I usually make quilts, but would love to start making clothes for myself.
Posted: 8:31 pm on April 15th

carolmayuree carolmayuree writes: I usually make quilts, but would love to start making clothes for myself.
Posted: 8:31 pm on April 15th

TheStitchinWitch TheStitchinWitch writes: I'm hoping to complete an Elsa dress (from the movie Frozen)for my three year old daughter since the Disney dresses are so difficult to find. It's a top priority!!!!!
Posted: 8:30 pm on April 15th

suec47 suec47 writes: I amplanning a summer purse....and a blouse or 2.

Posted: 8:27 pm on April 15th

Uglybeat Uglybeat writes: I would like to sew a few pairs of shorts for the hot Texas summer coming up!
Posted: 8:24 pm on April 15th

dalej528 dalej528 writes: Capri pants... lots of them... some in wild patterns! Can't get enough of 'em!
Posted: 8:18 pm on April 15th

user-3233339 user-3233339 writes: I've just lost 10kgs started January 1st and plan on another 10kgs before we travel in September and I need ti sew a whole new wardrobe fir my trip.
Posted: 8:16 pm on April 15th

user-3284502 user-3284502 writes: I'm planning to make myself a Chanel style jacket!
Posted: 8:10 pm on April 15th

livesimple livesimple writes: I want to teach my daughter to sew. Skirts are a great starting point!
Posted: 8:08 pm on April 15th

QuiltinBarb QuiltinBarb writes: I have fabric cut out for a skirt....also have fabric for a coat, which I haven't started yet...
Posted: 8:04 pm on April 15th

rtrittel rtrittel writes: I would like to make summer clothes - shorts, skirts, tops, you name it, I am ready for summer and ready to get busy in the sewing room! Thanks, Threads!!
Posted: 8:04 pm on April 15th

patrichter patrichter writes: I would love to make a few new skirts for work. The book looks awesome
Thanks
Posted: 7:57 pm on April 15th

user-943483 user-943483 writes: Hi I want to start making clothes and quilts. I made a wedding dress and costumes but would like to work on clothes. Thank you!
Posted: 7:56 pm on April 15th

Melwyk Melwyk writes: I need to start making some basics -- like skirts -- and have to dare to learn to make pants too!
Posted: 7:56 pm on April 15th

ChrisRenee ChrisRenee writes: After finishing alterations on prom dresses and sewing a few costumes for a high school show, I hope to make a couple of summer weight skirts for casual wear and maybe a easy knit dress.
Posted: 7:55 pm on April 15th

user-973225 user-973225 writes: I've been wanting to sew some skirts after dropping a few sizes. I need to replace my wardrobe and having new ideas for skirts would fit the bill.
Posted: 7:51 pm on April 15th

judyh321 judyh321 writes: Little girl's dresses!
Posted: 7:51 pm on April 15th

JaneNZ JaneNZ writes: Jeans are what I want to sew and to master!
Posted: 7:50 pm on April 15th

SewblessedPatty SewblessedPatty writes: I want to sharpen my skills so I can create a new wardrobe. I recently have gained some weight and I need a whole new wardrobe and I would like to be able to make the clothes that not only fit well but look good on my body type. Clothes that fit my shape well. I taught myself how to sew 4 years ago and I am always amazed at the way people can create an outfit and make it come to life with their hands and a machine. I admire those that can do that and those who take the time to teach others to be able to do the same. I love Threads magazine and all the beautiful clothes they show us how they are made.

Posted: 7:47 pm on April 15th

SandrainSaintJohn SandrainSaintJohn writes: I am currently finishing a tailored jacket and have all my supplies to make a Chanel jacket. Currently finishing an art quilt and a graduation quilt for my grandson. All I need is time :-) .
Posted: 7:38 pm on April 15th

Azurea Azurea writes: I'd like to make some versatile, cool, drapey summer pieces.
Posted: 7:37 pm on April 15th

LeslieG78 LeslieG78 writes: In the near future, I will be working on making a fleece hat or two, making a few skirts, a pair of pants, and a couple of zippered bags as gifts. I may also work on making a few baby items for a cousin.
Posted: 7:30 pm on April 15th

Fleurs Fleurs writes: I am going to finish a tulip skirt this week and then onto a skirt for my birthday and am hoping to have a go at a long jacket for winter as well…
happy sewing ladies and gents.
Posted: 7:27 pm on April 15th

psdxyz psdxyz writes: I would like to sew more clothing for myself.
Posted: 7:23 pm on April 15th

da28715 da28715 writes: hi, I am sewing all new clothes mostly skirts and tops. I would like to know how to change the pattern to make many different styles from one pattern. It is really hard to find clothes that fit right off the rack. I would like to create a wardrobe where the garments are coordinated.
Posted: 7:19 pm on April 15th

paulaberon70 paulaberon70 writes: Im looking forward to be able to sew Claire Shaeffer cardigan jacket. I´ve been getting all the information I can about it. Looking forward to it.
Posted: 7:13 pm on April 15th

CarrGrand CarrGrand writes: I am looking forward to updating my wardrobe to fit into my new career. Previously, I had to wear business attire, but now I can dress casually. I don't want to do the jeans and t-shirt thing - I'm hoping to make several nice blouses to wear with pants and skirts...not too casual!
Posted: 7:07 pm on April 15th

Wantasew Wantasew writes: I'm currently working on finishing my first quilt. I also need to make a new wardrobe for myself since I've lost weight and now nothing fits!
Posted: 7:06 pm on April 15th

LindaCdnRock LindaCdnRock writes: I have been learning fitting techniques and I am hoping to make some great work clothes for my daughter that has some fitting issues when it comes to her clothing.
Posted: 7:00 pm on April 15th

gwennie64 gwennie64 writes: I want to make colorful skirts as accessories to wear over leggings, my legs are no good bare anymore!
Posted: 6:49 pm on April 15th

msspanky1 msspanky1 writes: I hope to get to the point where I'm making most of my own clothes again. It's been years and my skills are a bit rusty, but I'm really looking forward to picking it up again.
Posted: 6:48 pm on April 15th

frostedthreads frostedthreads writes: I am working on spring and summer skirts and dresses to get over the dreary winter in Ohio!
Posted: 6:45 pm on April 15th

danidooley danidooley writes: I'm working on teaching my 13 year old daughter how to make patterns and my 10 year old how to sew. These books would be so perfect for them.
Posted: 6:42 pm on April 15th

gurliebot gurliebot writes: I hope get a chance to work on making some shorts for summer as well as some tops! I have a white board with a list of projects relating to my fabric stash. The Skirt-a-day would be great for stash busting ideas.
Posted: 6:39 pm on April 15th

Sewingforfun Sewingforfun writes: I am anxious to start some summer clothing projects..have been looking at several fun skirt ideas so this book would be an excellent resource! :-)
Posted: 6:37 pm on April 15th

user-3048358 user-3048358 writes: My focus has mainly has been apparel for family and friends (adults and children) and home accessories, but I am looking forward to start making clothing for myself!
Posted: 6:37 pm on April 15th

user-2432618 user-2432618 writes: I'll be working on a wardrobe for myself and my 3 sons.
Posted: 6:22 pm on April 15th

amh61771 amh61771 writes: I am working on a prom dress for my step granddaughter now but will be making one for my younger granddaughter next year
Posted: 6:20 pm on April 15th

amh61771 amh61771 writes: I hope to finish the prom dress for my granddaughter on time and want to make many baby items for my new grandniece and grandson.Ttwo babies due this year 4 months apart lots to sew

Posted: 6:18 pm on April 15th

user-178494 user-178494 writes: I want to start on a new summer wardrobe of separates.
Posted: 6:16 pm on April 15th

tinapickles tinapickles writes: This summer I'd like to finish a sheath dress I started eons ago and learn how to sew with knits.
Posted: 6:16 pm on April 15th

msladyjt msladyjt writes: I'm on a retail fast at the moment. My sewing plan is to replenish and update my wardrobe well taking my sewing skills up a notch.
Posted: 6:14 pm on April 15th

user-2909335 user-2909335 writes: Having learned how to pattern draft, I would love to make clothes for myself this year instead of always making clothes for family and friends. I am also looking forward to learning about 'draping,' in order to see what designs I can come up with. I just love sewing in my sewing room, whatever it is.
Posted: 6:12 pm on April 15th

sewsite sewsite writes: I've been looking for this book, but I couldn't find it locally. I've been making scarves and I am working on a few dresser outfits for myself.
Posted: 6:12 pm on April 15th

StoneyLonesomeSews StoneyLonesomeSews writes: I just checked this book out from the Library!! It is full of good ideas and tips.

Right now, working on a dress for my son's wedding in May.
Posted: 6:12 pm on April 15th

CosmicCaro CosmicCaro writes: I need a new black pencil skirt and since I sew, buying one is foolish notion now! I would love that book to give me more design idea... Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 6:11 pm on April 15th

Hekelelinei Hekelelinei writes: I'm working on building a wardrobe of fabulously fitting clothes for myself.
Posted: 6:08 pm on April 15th

Stitch2much Stitch2much writes: I am looking forward to starting a mix and match summer wardrobe! I hope to win these books so I can add the yummy looking skirts to my plan.
Posted: 6:05 pm on April 15th

Stitch2much Stitch2much writes: I am looking forward to starting a mix and match summer wardrobe! I hope to win these books so I can add the yummy looking skirts to my plan.
Posted: 6:05 pm on April 15th

14scotty 14scotty writes: I just like to sew. I do all kinds of sewing. Making stuff is my life.
Posted: 6:05 pm on April 15th

Kath1314 Kath1314 writes: I love sewing, and teach high school fashion classes. Currently I am sewing a blouse and a big hand bag. What I love most is recreating fashion!
Posted: 6:04 pm on April 15th

Scarlet Scarlet writes: Summer clothing and a bridesmaids dress for a wedding next spring
Posted: 6:03 pm on April 15th

cupcake1028 cupcake1028 writes: All of my sewing lately has been for baby, so I am hoping to do some "grown-up" sewing this summer! On the to-do list: alter my RTW slacks, transform some old dresses and tops, and maybe get started on a winter coat for the mister.
Posted: 6:01 pm on April 15th

user-2775537 user-2775537 writes: I am starting a sewing school teaching beginning to advanced sewing skills with an emphasis on garment sewing. Hopefully, I'll find extra time to make some new garments for myself! These books would be a good resource for my students.
Posted: 5:58 pm on April 15th

Ramc Ramc writes: My projects include some new items for me: blouse, pants and re-fitting a dress that is very loose.
Favorite sewing is anything my granddaughter wants.
And then there are costumes for the theaters here in Key West: what fun to make a milkmaid costume ( from the costumer's sketch)and a Hispanic dancer costume!

Posted: 5:29 pm on April 15th

jroach jroach writes: I will be making curtains for my newly remodeled kitchen.
Posted: 5:20 pm on April 15th

Ellen66 Ellen66 writes: I have set a goal to sew every day and I am happy to say since the sewing expo in March I strive daily to reach this personal goal. I have found garment sewing to be extremely rewarding. I have a great thrust for learning and implementing new ideas. I have ordered several sewing books and I read daily from the books to learn the tricks of the tread because I want to improve my techniques.
Posted: 5:20 pm on April 15th

MommaSew MommaSew writes: My twin daughters and I always have projects going. Spring and summer apparel are up next...skirts, dresses, tops, shorts.
Posted: 5:13 pm on April 15th

myself myself writes: I enjoy all types of garment sewing.

Posted: 4:57 pm on April 15th

quickiequilter quickiequilter writes: I teach all levels of sewing in my county's 4-H program. I'm always looking for resources to help with this.
Posted: 4:50 pm on April 15th

zzz123 zzz123 writes: I want to make basics like skirts, tops and pants.
Posted: 4:45 pm on April 15th

GypsyThread GypsyThread writes: I'm hoping to add a few dresses, skirts, and button down tops made from flirty summer fabrics to my wardrobe before summer hits. Wish me luck! ~ Carey
Posted: 4:39 pm on April 15th

Changmom Changmom writes: Might actually start wearing skirts again!
Posted: 4:36 pm on April 15th

csmarie csmarie writes: I am planning on making a duvet cover for the master bedroom.
Posted: 4:35 pm on April 15th

user-2009001 user-2009001 writes: I would like to make semi fitted skirts for work, also I am going to try and sew some trousers
Posted: 4:33 pm on April 15th

Mayell Mayell writes: I make clothing, and am working on better pant fitting. I also make small quilts and home decor items.
Posted: 4:32 pm on April 15th

evelyn163 evelyn163 writes: I love the idea of having skirt patterns that can be custom fit
Posted: 4:28 pm on April 15th

ArtofRed ArtofRed writes: I have just purchased fabric to make a summer dress and also a pinafore style apron dress. After that, maybe something for my Mother-In-Law for Mother's Day and some fabric art.
Posted: 4:26 pm on April 15th

December27 December27 writes: I'm looking forward to making totes, purses, and home decor items.
Posted: 4:23 pm on April 15th

KDesigns KDesigns writes: I am at a new weight and new skirts in my size. I would love to use the instruction to make skirts I am proud to wear.
Posted: 4:11 pm on April 15th

Kat_Tricks Kat_Tricks writes: I have fabric ready and waiting to reupholster my dining room chairs, if I could just get started! I'd also like to sew a summer dress and a couple bags. Those 28 skirts would be great for my daughters.
Posted: 4:10 pm on April 15th

Lady_D Lady_D writes: I have an extensive list of projects to sew including fashion accessories, handbags, clothing, toys, and home decor. I hope not only to work with new types of projects but also new-to-me fabrics. I have previously worked only with cotton and polyester.
Posted: 4:10 pm on April 15th

thread91362 thread91362 writes: I am a grandmother of 4 girls, aged 16 to 7. They all want to wear something that is different from there friends. Seems the only way to do tnat is sew it myself. Some of my fondest memories of my Mother are sitting at the Singer treadle machine as she taugbt me to sew, which is exactly the kind of memories I am trhing to build with my granddaughters. New patter s of skirts would be a wonderful way to help them with their sewing skills. Tha ks for the opportunity.
Posted: 4:10 pm on April 15th

SEGnesa SEGnesa writes: 28 skirts??? I would only have to do laundry once a month! What a wonderful idea. In addition, my little granddaughter would STYLE IT.
Susan
Posted: 4:03 pm on April 15th

suzannelogan suzannelogan writes: Having raised 2 boys, I am thrilled to now have a granddaughter to sew for. She loves twirly skirts and dresses. I want to begin designing and sewing originals for her.
Posted: 3:59 pm on April 15th

aliciajordan aliciajordan writes: I would like to work on dresses and skirts. I love both and have far to few in my closet.
Posted: 3:53 pm on April 15th

wingsgrammy wingsgrammy writes: I just finished a prom dress for my Grand daughter, a skating dress formyself for our competition events held last Sunday. In the immediate future I have two Grand daughters gettin married in July and September. I tried on a readymade 20's style semi formal while all while my grandaughters were trying on Bridesmaid dresses. I liked the dress but was surprised it also looked good when I tried it on. I have been immersing myself in 20's fashions. I plan on making a 20's dress that stands out as a 2014 style as well. I really would like to make two, a different dress for each wedding. Time will tell. I have a casserole carrier to make for my daughter's birthday at the end of this month. I have fleece vests to make for my Ice skating club to wear during free style practice so it is easy to tell who is practicing to music. The skater that is practicing to music has the right of way. Others skaters know by the colored vest they need to be alert.
Posted: 3:51 pm on April 15th

gailete gailete writes: Since I've found lots of tops at the thrift store this past year, I'm needing some new skirts or jumpers, and easy fast projects at that!
Posted: 3:47 pm on April 15th

user-2281952 user-2281952 writes: I am working on a shirt for my husband, and would like to make a dress for my mother next.
Posted: 3:44 pm on April 15th

user-2855244 user-2855244 writes: I love skirts!
Posted: 3:44 pm on April 15th

user-319370 user-319370 writes: I'm getting back into sewing after an absence of about 25 years, during which time the tools have changed and so has my body. Can't wait to upgrade my skills and start creating some nice, well-fitting clothing!
Posted: 3:40 pm on April 15th

user-234821 user-234821 writes: My Mother gave me a sewing machine as a wedding gift. I stopped sewing for awhile and am ready to start again. This skirt pattern would be a great way to start!
Posted: 3:38 pm on April 15th

CharDean CharDean writes: I was given 10-12 pieces of wool ranging from 1yd to 2 yd.
lengths and various widths. I have started making skirts but
would like some ideas and patterns for skirts other than
straight or pencil styles.
Posted: 3:38 pm on April 15th

Caryl61 Caryl61 writes: Although I have done many home dec projects, I want to start doing more clothes for myself. I love skirts and here in Florida they are the best way to stay cool during our long, hot summers! I would love to win a copy of this book and get started on my skirt sewing adventure!
Posted: 3:36 pm on April 15th

Quiltgran Quiltgran writes: I have 8 grand daughters who always want me to sew and love to wear skirts. This would give them a great selection.
Posted: 3:35 pm on April 15th

arefaces arefaces writes: I am a college student and entering in my entry level of design. I would love to win these books, because I know they will help me learn the basic in sewing and women's wear. I plan to work on learning my basic stitches and learning how to sew/construct basic blouses and skirts for women.
Posted: 3:35 pm on April 15th

suemari suemari writes: Lots of spring plans - relining jacket I made last year, lots of new tops and a romper for my daughter.
Posted: 3:29 pm on April 15th

bubblebear bubblebear writes: I am hoping to tackle and complete a cocktail dress and a few summer dresses for my trip to New York where my husband will receive a prestegeous award.

Afte that I hope to finish my daughter's wants as well as my grand-daughter(s) wants. I completed a Elsa dress from the movie frozen which my youngest grand daughter loved. It took me a few weeks to do because I had to create the pattern since I didn't have pattern to follow.
Posted: 3:25 pm on April 15th

bajjmayer bajjmayer writes: I hope to start working on more skirts and dresses for the summer months!I have enough "stash" to get started, just need the time.......
Posted: 3:23 pm on April 15th

MarshaCWP MarshaCWP writes: I refashion thrift-store clothes.
Posted: 3:18 pm on April 15th

Shyshy01 Shyshy01 writes: I love making skirts for me and my daughter. I often find myself in the fabric store buying fabric without a project in mind. Now that I'm finding a break in time I would like to better my skills.
Posted: 3:14 pm on April 15th

sapientsaphead sapientsaphead writes: I'm interested in building a wardrobe that will look smart enough for work and fun enough to reflect my personality and look fabulous at happy hours.
Posted: 9:35 pm on April 14th

7373_Toni 7373_Toni writes: New to sewing and want to learn all kinds of different techniques for making blouses, skirts, and pants.
Posted: 1:01 pm on April 14th

7373_Toni 7373_Toni writes: I'm teaching myself to sew and would like to make blouses, skirts, and pants.
Posted: 12:45 pm on April 14th

Hope9x Hope9x writes: I keep buying 1-2 yards of the most beautiful fabrics meaning to make pencil and circle skirts out of them, but then I get to nervous to cut the fabric. :-(
Posted: 8:12 am on April 14th

cl15 cl15 writes: i just bought another batch of pretty fabrics, so i'm hoping to make two skirts, three day dresses, three night dresses, five cute bags, (clutches, purses, tote for the beach, etc). i'm also hoping to make some dresses, accessories, things like that to give to my friends!
Posted: 4:19 pm on April 13th

littlenicole littlenicole writes: I have a stash of new summer fashion fabrics that would make lovely new skirts!!
Posted: 10:24 pm on April 12th

user-2080226 user-2080226 writes: Anything to use up the stash!!!
Posted: 10:29 am on April 12th

knittedkat knittedkat writes: just ordered a sewing machine. would love to try making a simple blouse or skirt. Having a primer like "Sewing made Simple" would be great a commodity to my sewing essentials.
Posted: 11:56 pm on April 11th

SewWhatLilly SewWhatLilly writes: I have made a few skirts and some blouses. I am currently working on a casual men's shirt for my brother. What I really would like to attempt is sewing/fitting a pair of slacks. This book looks really interesting I wouldn't mind trying sewing a few more skirts.
Posted: 5:53 pm on April 11th

user-2433065 user-2433065 writes: There's never enough time to sew! I plan to sew a coat for next winter, combine more patterns, and learn how to drape.
Posted: 1:04 am on April 11th

user-3163137 user-3163137 writes: There is never enough time for sewing, but lots of motivation and plenty of inspiration from Threads.
Posted: 3:53 pm on April 10th

laurgo722 laurgo722 writes: I want to sew something that challenges me and makes me learn new techniques.
Posted: 12:55 pm on April 9th

laurgo722 laurgo722 writes: I want to sew something that challenges me and makes me learn new techniques.
Posted: 12:55 pm on April 9th

Andysmom Andysmom writes: I just received a plus size clothing catalog in the mail and noticed how nice the plus size models looked in certain clothes. The skirts were an eye opener for me. I had always thought that being overweight, skirts would make me look bigger. Wrong. Now that I got some great ideas on what would look good on someone with a figure like mine, I can get busy on my summer wardrobe including skirts. This book would be a wonderful addition to the patterns I have chosen for the tops.
Posted: 10:53 pm on April 8th

norajean norajean writes: I would love to make some new summer clothes for myself.
Posted: 10:47 pm on April 8th

user-1126132 user-1126132 writes: I want to make some summer tops for my mother amd myself and some skirts and dresses for me.
Posted: 10:07 pm on April 8th

carojo carojo writes: Always needing new books - there's something to learn from each of them.
Posted: 10:07 pm on April 8th

247kath 247kath writes: Always love new books and inspiration!!
Posted: 9:59 pm on April 8th

ToniWI ToniWI writes: I want to make more skirts. I haven't worn them in a long time and I want more in my wardrobe.
Posted: 7:59 pm on April 8th

user-2082793 user-2082793 writes: I need to slow down a little and learn how to get the basics looking GREAT before moving on to something else. I'm going to go back to some basic garments that I know I can do well, and make improvements on them to make them great. Only then will I allow myself to move on.
Posted: 7:31 pm on April 8th

superwhit2003 superwhit2003 writes: I am beginning work on my maid of honor's dress. I've never actually seen a dress before, but I hope to see my own wedding dress and this seems like good practice. Plus, she'll have to travel from NYC to NC and I'd hate for her to go through the added expense of buying a dress... And it's a Game of Thrones Themed Wedding at a Renesaince Faire... So finding a ready wear dress might be hard.
Posted: 6:20 pm on April 8th

DawnM70 DawnM70 writes: As soon as April 16 gets here -- I'll be sewing to my little hearts content. I want to make my own wardrobe -- since nothing in ready-to-wear fits properly.
Posted: 2:50 pm on April 8th

Charisse Charisse writes: I'm getting ready to make a skirt for my granddaughter, a shirt for my grandson, and a blouse for myself.

I'll have to wait until after April 15th, since I prepare tax returns.
Posted: 1:51 pm on April 8th

Maydge Maydge writes: Curtains! They are the one thing that bring in color to a room. I find myself stumped when I have to plan as I don't know how to decorate, embroider, cut, fabric? I'm just not sure. Now I have basic panel type curtains, but one day I hope for great inspiration.
Posted: 1:09 pm on April 8th

user-2003399 user-2003399 writes: More books to read and add to my library.
Posted: 12:03 pm on April 8th

Mutti Mutti writes: I am getting ready to create a ballroom dance dress for a Viennese number in a showcase.
Posted: 11:47 am on April 8th

Marty_Marie Marty_Marie writes: ive thought about buying this book a couple times. i have not made a skirt yet but it is on my to do list. i usually only sew clothing for myself.
Posted: 7:55 am on April 8th

user-3008058 user-3008058 writes: I love the tips that use textured fabrics to add style to an ordinary pattern.
Posted: 10:32 pm on April 7th

user-3008058 user-3008058 writes: Love the tips in Threads that help take my sewing up to the next level. Thanks
Posted: 10:30 pm on April 7th

GinnySieben GinnySieben writes: Business clothes for my daughter and custom business shirts for my son.
Posted: 9:41 pm on April 7th

AmberMaeP AmberMaeP writes: I'm the mother of two daughters. I'm ready to get out of "Mom" sweats and start wearing fashionable clothes again--- I don't want my girls to think ill fitting clothes are what they should be wearing!
Posted: 8:50 pm on April 7th

moviedoll moviedoll writes: I'd like to make a nice pencil skirt for myself.
Posted: 6:07 pm on April 7th

virb virb writes: I want to create my winter wardrobe before winter!
Posted: 6:06 pm on April 7th

Robin809 Robin809 writes: getting ready to tackle my fear of knits. going to make a tank top dress and a long skirt.
Posted: 5:59 pm on April 7th

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: I want to make skirts, bags and refashion.
Posted: 4:31 pm on April 7th

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