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Book Giveaway: "Patternmaking Made Easy," Third Edition by Connie Crawford

Patternmaking Made Easy, Third Edition by Connie Crawford

Patternmaking Made Easy, Third Edition by Connie Crawford

Photo: Amaden-Crawford

WHAT YOU CAN WIN
The "Notions" department of Threads issue no. 172 features Connie Crawford's new book: Patternmaking Made Easy, Third Edition (Amaden-Crawford, LLC, 2013). The book offers an easier, simplified method of pattern drafting to design your own clothes. With the guidance provided by Connie, you can create thousands of different outfits that fit beautifully, customized to your personal taste!

LEARN THE TECHNIQUES!
Connie's book is a fantastic reference guide for designers, professional pattern makers, costumers, and cottage industry designers, or for a sewer who wants to explore pattern-drafting techniques. This edition includes new and up-to-date designs with completely updated and enlarged illustrations, highlighted in color to detail each pattern-making step more precisely. The text outlines the pattern-making process in a clear, accurate, and comprehensible manner.

HOW YOU CAN WIN!
What clothing style do you like to make the most, and why? Leave an answer in the comment section below for a chance to win! Leave your comment by midnight ET on May 16, 2014, to be considered. The winner will be randomly selected during the week of May 19 and notified online and via email. Good luck!

EmilyBerube

Comments (352)

user-3059980 user-3059980 writes: Curious if anyone has tried a Lekala pattern. There are several free ones. They are auto-drafted to your measurements. I was thinking of using one as a block to make a muslin and see how closely it comes to being perfect. Now if only my measurements didn't change from day to day. :)
Posted: 9:59 pm on May 27th

user-2913118 user-2913118 writes: I have sewn for 40 years! Great to learn how to pattern draft and add a whole new dimension to my repertoire. Exciting!
Posted: 6:21 am on May 17th

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: I have always loved traditional styles because I can build on the pieces for a classic wardrobe which never goes out of style and is elegant.
Posted: 7:28 pm on May 16th

RWalter264 RWalter264 writes: I love to make easy to wear clothing such as beach dresses, palazzo pants, large shirts. I think they are fairly quick and easy to make but still must be careful to get the right fit. I call my dresses island dresses with a Key West flare. I really could use the book as I am fairly new at making my own patterns. Thank you for this opportunity.

Posted: 7:05 pm on May 16th

phyllisews phyllisews writes: I am trying to sew clothes that fit my short and wide body. I have taken seminars from Connie Crawford and own several of her patterns. I like being able to take a classic pattern and make minor adjustments to change the style. I make Connie's short sleeve pullover top in rayon challis, it is like wearing a tee shirt to work.
Posted: 5:32 pm on May 16th

user-2540071 user-2540071 writes: I love to sew classic clothes that do not go out of style, like shirts and skirt that can be manipulated to add style.
Posted: 5:17 pm on May 16th

fawells25 fawells25 writes: I love to recreate vintage fashions in an updated style. I make my own patterns, but my skills are very limited as I am completely self taught. I would love to expand my pattern making and drafting skills. Threads is a great help! Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book.
Posted: 10:00 am on May 16th

SewMyDreams SewMyDreams writes: I enjoy making shirts and blouses mostly...to me they are like an empty canvas just waiting for a new creative design...they can be casual or elegant...and can be made to co-ordinate with pants and skirts.
Posted: 9:13 pm on May 15th

Letha Letha writes: I usually sew for myself but now that I have a granddaughter, I've done some sewing for her. I've been to one of Connie's seminar and learned so much, she is so knowlegdeable. Winning this book would be so helpful. I would like to be able to take a pattern and re-vamp it into something else. To really "make it mine".
Posted: 6:55 pm on May 15th

Brandina Brandina writes: I prefer sewing dresses, but would like to learn to fit and sew pants. Thanks for the give-away.
Posted: 4:57 pm on May 15th

Mariposa315 Mariposa315 writes: I am a short plus size woman with plenty of curves living in southern Virginia. It is HOT and MUGGY here and mosquitoes are the state bird.

All of my Seattle WA wardrobe is totally wrong for here. People dress more formally and layers are just too warm.

I found I like to wear salwar kameez (tunic & pants). The kameez skims over my lumps and bumps and the salwar (wide leg pant) or churidars (narrow leg pant) are much more comfortable that stockings. I'm also going to try some ankle length caftans. I figure if I don't like the look I can always make them into tunics.
Posted: 1:25 pm on May 15th

michaelabyers michaelabyers writes: As a beginner sewer/designer, I am anxious to perfect my pattern making skills, as I enjoy creating my own garments, specialized for the individual wearing them - typically my daughter and myself. Although I would love to design for others soon!
Posted: 10:18 am on May 15th

Missahope Missahope writes: Love sewing clothes that are "smart/casual". Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 9:12 am on May 15th

sandy830 sandy830 writes: I like to make clothes for my granddaughters. I used to make camp shirts for my husband before he passed away. Now I wear them. I just love to create many types of items with my sewing machine. In the past I have made my own dresses, suits, blouses and pants, but using a commercial pattern and making adjustments as needed. Being able to draft my own pattern would be another adventure in my sewing world. I am always up to trying new things.
Posted: 8:50 am on May 15th

michelesb michelesb writes: I'd love to have a copy of Patternmaking Made Easy....That said, I mostly sew pants and shirts for myself. However I do sometimes sew for my family...dress shirts for my brother and tops/skirts for my sisters and Mom.
Posted: 8:29 pm on May 14th

jzzl jzzl writes: I'm a skirt girl. They are so easy to redesign. I want to learn to do a jackets.
Posted: 7:24 pm on May 14th

user-2256655 user-2256655 writes: lately i am enjoying pattern making jackets/coats particularly tailored ones where I use the bodice block to create collars and lapel design. It challenges me and I get lots of ideas popping up each time I patter make.
Posted: 10:46 am on May 14th

jemima1 jemima1 writes: Would love to win. Costumes made for everyone but I have no design knowledge. Thanks
Posted: 9:19 am on May 14th

CovingtonClass CovingtonClass writes: I am really tired of the cheap fabrics used in ready to wear. If you can make it yourself you can get a quality design and quality fabric --- a win, win!
Posted: 7:32 am on May 14th

sharla50 sharla50 writes: I want to make the perfect pair of pants and the classic sheath dress. With all of my lumps and bumps, I think the only way to achieve this is to draft my own patterns.

Posted: 6:57 pm on May 13th

shreya_l shreya_l writes: Looking forward to a good pattern-making book
Posted: 5:32 pm on May 13th

user-3411338 user-3411338 writes: I have always wanted to draft mt own patterns. As a new business owner, I am constantly searching for patterns to create vintage looking sewn items that I sell through my business, Hot4Art, LLC. This book will open up a bigger world: I can finally, and successfully, draft my own patterns to sew using vintage tablecloths, embroidered runners, embroidered pillowcases, vintage fabrics, etc. This book would be a great addition to my library, but more importantly, it will provide me with knowledge that will help me to expand my vintage line in a more creative way. Thank You!
Posted: 5:13 pm on May 13th

user-2128640 user-2128640 writes: Love her patterns, and I am sure this book won't disappoint either. Simplifying the whole process of drafting patterns for the home sewer is well overdue...
Posted: 4:27 pm on May 13th

zaftig1 zaftig1 writes: My very odd body shape could use custom patterns. So far modifying/lengthening gathered skirts is the most I'm able to do.
Posted: 4:23 pm on May 13th

user-2456832 user-2456832 writes: I like to sew princess style garments but always have trouble when I need to change or enlarge/ or make smaller in certain areas. Being able to draft a pattern especially for me would be a tremendous help. Thank you. Geraldine Jurisson
Posted: 3:24 pm on May 13th

user-1059822 user-1059822 writes: I currently sew more for my daughter and granddaughter than myself these days. Recently, I've been having difficulty fitting pants, particularly because of the low-rise styling that is so popular with the younger set. Being able to make customized patterns would be wonderful.
Posted: 1:51 pm on May 13th

lluvshark lluvshark writes: I love making skirts and shirts. I love that I can make them anyway I want and anytime I get a compliment, they always ask "where did you get your skirt?" I can say, "I made it!" Is there anything better?
Posted: 8:18 am on May 13th

bellasgg bellasgg writes: Little girls in dresses with lots of ruffles and twirl. What more could you ask for?

Posted: 8:11 am on May 13th

bethatply bethatply writes: I love to sew designer sportwear pattens. With this book I would be able to further design it to fit me.
Posted: 5:57 am on May 13th

TJFrasier TJFrasier writes: I like to sew classic style garments with a little twist. Classic because it appeals to my personality, and a twist so it doesnt turn out old fashioned.
Posted: 9:41 pm on May 12th

JoviGurl JoviGurl writes: I sew shorts, pants, tops, all types/styles. I like to look nice, stylish & be comfy. Originally I started sewing out of necessity (health related issues). Because of my size (XS), weight (91 Lbs.), age(49)and muscle loss, I couldn't & still can't find clothing that fits. Now, I really enjoy sewing, but I still have the same problem, I can't find patterns that fit me. Some days I get really lucky & knock out 1 or 2 items that actually fit. But I also spend MANY MANY HOURS trying to alter 1 of my many patterns or DAYS trying to make 1 of my own or trying to duplicate something I already have. Thanks for the chance to win & good luck to everyone that entered!!



Posted: 9:19 pm on May 12th

DebCastle DebCastle writes: My favorite patten making is for blouses of all kinds. But I also enjoy making dresses, skirts and at present I'm trying to draft patterns for bathing suits. I would love to have this book to give me more guidance.
Posted: 6:22 pm on May 12th

sewwhatever sewwhatever writes: My favorite kind of sewing is bridal -- the more beading the better!
Posted: 5:16 pm on May 12th

memarston memarston writes: Since I have always wanted to be able to draft my own patterns I would be trilled to win.
Posted: 4:35 pm on May 12th

ItaB ItaB writes: I love working with knits -skirts, tops, dresses.
Posted: 1:33 pm on May 12th

user-3286148 user-3286148 writes: "Thank you. I made it myself." That's the best possible response to a compliment! I've made many of my own clothes--dresses and jackets--for nearly 50 years, and I never get tired of telling people "I made this," and it's not that hard. Now it's time to take it to the next level and launch some designs of my own.
Posted: 1:26 pm on May 12th

user-3406989 user-3406989 writes: I enjoy making just about anything for myself, my daughters and grandchildren. I now find that I have to do many adjustments to patterns for myself and want to make clothes that are stylish, yet remain practical and dynamic over more than 1 season. I would love to be able to draft some of the ideas I have and turn them into a reality - it really is time for me to develop pattern drafting skills.
Posted: 3:34 am on May 12th

Mimsy1 Mimsy1 writes: After 30 years of garment sewing, I've decided it's time to graduate to the creation of my own patterns. I love feminine, classic lines and details, details, details; both of which seem to be rare finds in patterns and ready to wear. It's time to put my ideas into reality!
Posted: 7:46 pm on May 11th

Jane9999 Jane9999 writes: I love making Victorian costumes for my husband and me as we participate in Dickens festivals every year in Kent. Having done an A level in Fashion & Fabrics which included the history of fashion from 1800, I know the garments are authentic.
Posted: 10:32 am on May 11th

gypsysue gypsysue writes: I've enjoyed making historical clothing for my granddaughters. It's kept me busy. For myself, I love knit tops and dresses that I select when a new pattern catches my eye.
Posted: 9:55 pm on May 10th

SandrainSaintJohn SandrainSaintJohn writes: I like the feminity in the styles from 1900-1965. I like to be able to draft my own designs for these periods so this book would be a very welcome addition to my library.
Posted: 6:24 pm on May 10th

wolfkit wolfkit writes: I don't believe in following fashions, even if my body shape would allow it, but I do believe in being dressed stylishly. Unfortunately this means altering any patterns I use just about every time I use them. I'm thinking I should just start from the beginning and create my own patterns that I know will fit me.
Posted: 10:26 am on May 10th

Jeannieart Jeannieart writes: I enjoy making "necessary" clothing. What I need, what is necessary, when I need it. I always find joy in trying to expand and coordinate clothing that I "need".
Posted: 12:02 am on May 10th

fabricjunkie416 fabricjunkie416 writes: Dresses, dresses and more dresses. With 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters they all love dresses. Modest dresses that are flattering.
Posted: 11:52 pm on May 9th

AuroraCeleste AuroraCeleste writes: I do lots of costumes and historical stuff, but I'm always working on formalwear of some type or era! It seems I'm drawn to the glam!
Posted: 10:05 pm on May 9th

user-1136033 user-1136033 writes: I would love to win this book, I currently scout the library for old(pre1940) sewing books in an effort to teach myself hoe to draft patterns. I am one of the "out-lyers" when it comes to sizing. Funny how after all these years clothing and fit can still elude me. Hope springs eternal.
Posted: 7:19 pm on May 9th

audwell audwell writes: My personal favorite clothing style is Victorian. I love how patterns were designed and cut to flatter the mature figure. Always amply covered and elegantly draped.
Well, I have two strikes against me for needing Connie's book. 1.) I'm another mature plus sized person and know Connie knows how to design for my type of figure. 2.) I also do personalized one of a kind reproduction costumes for individuals as a source of income and need that quick reference of "easy made" pattern adjustments readily available to fit several different sized clients.
I've seen her book advertised in several places and have a great desire to have a copy on hand for myself. Would really appreciate the opportunity to win.
Posted: 6:11 pm on May 9th

krawz krawz writes: I like to sew tops but I would like to sew more dresses. I am impossible to get a decent fit in ready to wear because I have a large bust. Once I started to sew tops, it wasn't possible to put up with the poor quality and lousy fit of ready to wear tops. I have used Connie Crawford patterns and I would love to get her book!
Posted: 6:03 pm on May 9th

Sheilsoft Sheilsoft writes: Tea dresses are just the thing to create a little nostalgia - great for hiding a few extra inches and wonderful in bright modern fabrics.
Posted: 5:22 pm on May 9th

Josdee Josdee writes: I would LOVE to win this book!!!!!
Posted: 3:41 pm on May 9th

cangmom cangmom writes: I like to make costumes.
Posted: 1:39 pm on May 9th

SnickerDoodle_Kids SnickerDoodle_Kids writes: Connie crawford has the ONLY patterns that fit mature plus size women. I love her pants patterns. They fit me perfect!! I've been lusting after this book for years.
Posted: 11:11 am on May 9th

rshirt rshirt writes: I teach at a university, so my style is a mix of dressy tops and jeans or khakis. I've been exploring tops a lot lately, but have yet to hit upon my perfect style for my new career.
Posted: 9:53 am on May 9th

jlimb jlimb writes: I go for a personal style. I make what I vision, be it classic, vintage, modern or a combination.
Posted: 9:17 am on May 9th

jlimb jlimb writes: I go for a personal style. I make what I vision, be it classic, vintage, modern or a combination.
Posted: 9:16 am on May 9th

cecine cecine writes: It's a DREAM book I would like to have. I try to make myself a basic pants, skirt and bodice just with free tutorial on the internet but so far I have no success I always end up to redraw again and again. Thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to win this book.
Posted: 6:57 am on May 9th

TuiWool TuiWool writes: I love to sew garments with self-made fabrics: felt & fabrics laminated, then printed. Making your own patterns would be a real bonus!
Posted: 1:45 am on May 9th

MichelleAP MichelleAP writes: I love to sew anything! Special Occasion is something I always look forward to. The perfect, unique outfit can really make the wearer feel like a princess. Also, like to sew casual knits because they are quick and forgiving in the fit. Instant gratification and daily wear is a win win. Would like to learn more about making my own patterns. Thanks
Posted: 12:15 am on May 9th

DianeGiv DianeGiv writes: I have taken a in-depth self study of fitting this year as I have so many fitting issues. I have finally gotten my blouse and t-shirt sloper to have a good fit. I would like to get pants to fit better. I feel Connie's book would help me learn how I can make different styles with my good fitting slopers. Thank you for this chance.

Posted: 10:38 pm on May 8th

LauraSews LauraSews writes: I like to sew dresses/jackets/tops with princess seam detailing, because it is easy to fit to my curves.
Posted: 10:34 pm on May 8th

Andysmom Andysmom writes: I would so love to learn patternmaking. I have so many ideas of garments I would like to have and not quite sure how to get there.
Posted: 10:29 pm on May 8th

CrystalV CrystalV writes: I have recently become enamored with the vintage 50's style swing dress look. I started watching "I Love Lucy" and absolutely loved how classy women used to look. Since I am six feet tall and plus size, most of the vintage patterns do not allow for the extra size differential, which leaves me having to learn how to do it on my own. I know this book will change my life (and my look)!
Posted: 10:19 pm on May 8th

lianel lianel writes: I LOVE making "one of kind collectibles"!! Sewing something out of fabulous fabric that never goes out of style is VERY BEST part of sewing. 45+ years of creating and I never tire of texture, color, style...love it all!!
Posted: 10:06 pm on May 8th

matrice43 matrice43 writes: jackets i haven't made many but this year i will get into tailoring. i love how a jacket can make an outfit. I also like the challenge of making a tailored jacket
Posted: 9:33 pm on May 8th

BeverlyT BeverlyT writes: I like making dresses but also jackets and blouses. Just finished a Green Eggs and Ham dress for my granddaughter. Can't wait to send it to her. It might be fun to try to make that pattern in a size that would fit me - an easy pattern and nice and cool for the summer - but not Green Eggs and Ham for me!
Posted: 9:02 pm on May 8th

RemnantsOfLife RemnantsOfLife writes: My style of clothing is limited to patterns that I have found that fit, a miracle in itself. That is why winning this book would actually let me find 'MY STYLE"!
Posted: 8:58 pm on May 8th

user-2440927 user-2440927 writes: I love to make dresses. This summer my goal is to make a basic sheath with and without a waist seam and a princess style dress I would like to have these classic patterns perfectly fitted and then I would have a basic pattern for many types of dresses.
Posted: 8:18 pm on May 8th

SandyChavez SandyChavez writes: I do basic shirts, slacks, and long sheath dresses because my body type is nothing to crow about. Would love to make some nice simple jackets..
Posted: 7:31 pm on May 8th

SueC56 SueC56 writes: I like to make jeans and trousers that fit!
Posted: 7:29 pm on May 8th

snowm snowm writes: I make mostly basics. I especially like to make basic pants because I have a hard time finding them that fit like I want them to. I would love to win this book. Thanks!!!
Posted: 6:01 pm on May 8th

marleyzhipz marleyzhipz writes: I love making and wearing dresses. They are the most comfortable article of clothing to me and makes me feel feminine. I have to make alot of adjusments to fit my body and kind of new to making pattern adjustments.
Posted: 5:43 pm on May 8th

lag21479 lag21479 writes: I don't have a particular "style" of clothes that I sew. Lately I've made several knit tops because I finally managed to tweak a pattern so it fits well. I'd love to learn how to draft my own patterns.
Posted: 5:42 pm on May 8th

TessaBear TessaBear writes: I'd love to be able to make patterns from all time periods. I'm sure this would be very useful. Thanks!
Posted: 4:57 pm on May 8th

Starshine956 Starshine956 writes: I mostly sew for other's but when I do make something for myself it is usually a skirt. I also take pieces of clothing apart so I can duplicate them. I have also done a bit of tailoring and like to do this as well. What a wonderful addition to my sewing room this offer would be. LOVE Threads!
Posted: 4:42 pm on May 8th

tooold tooold writes: I love to make jackets and shirts. I wanted to get this book at a conference but they sold it out.
Posted: 4:07 pm on May 8th

DMMichaelson DMMichaelson writes: Skirts are probably the one thing I make the most of but I love making jackets. Something about the entire process, hand sewing, etc. that I love. I hope to make a Chanel jacket for the summer.
Posted: 4:03 pm on May 8th

vabney vabney writes: One style just isn't in my being; I love mixing it up and trying different things. Love experimenting! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Posted: 3:41 pm on May 8th

MamaLusco3 MamaLusco3 writes: I love to make knit activewear for myself! They are quick, easy and so comfy to wear.
Posted: 3:26 pm on May 8th

user-1129661 user-1129661 writes: I love dresses - professional for work and casual for weekends.
Posted: 3:24 pm on May 8th

WYrancher WYrancher writes: For myself, I make country/western wear mostly. But I also like historical inspired clothing. I often get requests for unusual things and pattern making can be tricky... a little extra help would be great!
Posted: 3:22 pm on May 8th

JaneNZ JaneNZ writes: Coats! There is just something about a beautifully made coat that is the wow factor for an outfit!
Posted: 3:02 pm on May 8th

craftybanner craftybanner writes: I love sewing one of kind pants and shorts. How awesome it would be to have more guidance on pattern making.
Posted: 2:48 pm on May 8th

Lynda21 Lynda21 writes: I love to make coats and jackets. I love to design my own using ready to wear as my inspiration.
Posted: 2:38 pm on May 8th

Arted1 Arted1 writes: At this time, I am all about dresses and tops. I am leaning by trial and error. A book on pattern making would be marvelous to win. Pick me! Thanks.
Posted: 2:37 pm on May 8th

Arted1 Arted1 writes: At this time, I am all about dresses and tops. I am leaning by trial and error. A book on pattern making would be marvelous to win. Pick me! Thanks.
Posted: 2:37 pm on May 8th

atiyaafi atiyaafi writes: I really like applying couture techniques to dresses(I'm not a pants girl), even simple basic ones, embellishing to make them "different/unique" as I don't like to look like everybody. And, I like my inside garments to be as pretty as the outside. Besides, back when I learned sewing, couture techniques was all I learned.
Posted: 2:27 pm on May 8th

user-178494 user-178494 writes: I love to make 'wearable art" It allows for so much creativity!
Posted: 2:11 pm on May 8th

bclemmer bclemmer writes: I enjoy making classic clothing for myself and my adult daughters, as well as children's clothing. My next level of learning would be pants and jackets!
Posted: 2:04 pm on May 8th

mhharbour mhharbour writes: I used to make almost every garment I wore, and I am trying to get back into sewing. It's harder to fit myself now. I like to make and wear pants and simple jackets that I can change with accessories.
Posted: 1:50 pm on May 8th

Freydis Freydis writes: I love Folkloric style clothing because of the ethnic detail it involves. The research into the history of the details is fascinating. I like to incorporate the folk details into modern clothing styles for both doll size and people size.
Would love this book to learn to do it the right way.

Thank you
Posted: 1:22 pm on May 8th

sewhappybjm sewhappybjm writes: I mostly make formal dresses for my teenaged daughters because they don't like any of the prom options they find in stores and they design their own and ask me to make them.
Posted: 1:15 pm on May 8th

Silvercurls Silvercurls writes: I enjoy making & wearing classic clothes that really fit well. I'm not too into fads. I want to be able to wear what I make for a long time.
Posted: 1:04 pm on May 8th

Cheriezel Cheriezel writes: I've been making easy skirt recently and I'd like to upgrade to dresses and would love some help from this book to be able to adjust the patterns. Love Connie!
Posted: 1:04 pm on May 8th

jvenegas85 jvenegas85 writes: I am a beginner in sewing and have been working hard to increase my skills. So far, I've tried to made a variety different things and so far, I really enjoyed making tanks and skirts. I will be starting my next project which is address. I've been researching online pattern drafting because I want a better understanding on how patterns are created and eventually create my own line of patterns. I am excited for the opportunity to win this book.
Posted: 1:01 pm on May 8th

user-1139316 user-1139316 writes: I'm always interested in seeing different methods of pattern making. I learn something from each one.
Posted: 12:41 pm on May 8th

Freydis Freydis writes: I love Folkloric style clothing because of the ethnic detail in involves. The research into the history of the details is fascinating. I like to incorporate the folk details into modern clothing styles for both doll size and people size.
Would love this book to learn to do it the right way.

Thank you
Posted: 12:36 pm on May 8th

rdejam rdejam writes: I just started making myself some more fitted dresses since I've lost over 70lbs in the last 1 1/2 years. I'm learning to alter out of necessity so it would be great to learn how to draft my own patterns.
Posted: 12:32 pm on May 8th

tag21 tag21 writes: Sewing’s been my love (escape, inspiration, energizer…you name it…) ever since stitching my first dress at age 9… Self-taught over 40 years ago, I’ve tried almost everything that caught my eye – some with more impressive results than others (ha, ha)! Unable to study at the fine schools, I’ve voraciously studied master tailors, dressmakers and industry secrets wherever I could find them. My long dream was to study with a couturier and master the art of pattern making and draping. Alas, expanding my skills from books must do for now and I'd LOVE to study this one!!
Posted: 12:24 pm on May 8th

user-161127 user-161127 writes: Soft, flowing garments, and structured, tailored suits...and anything I can make that fits on the first try!
Posted: 12:19 pm on May 8th

nanasteph nanasteph writes: I am retired now, so I enjoy making myself more relaxed clothing, comfortable colorful button front tops, or tee type or tunic shirts in great colors, and easy wash/wear comfy pants or shorts.
Posted: 12:05 pm on May 8th

user-90710 user-90710 writes: I like to sew right now summer tops that fit me. It is hard for me to find pretty tops that fit well and are comfortable
Posted: 11:57 am on May 8th

Mar Hein Mar Hein writes: my favourite clothing style to sew is clothes that fit me. :) i really like to sew polar fleece jackets, accessories & blankets. polar fleece is so forgiving.
Posted: 11:49 am on May 8th

immc immc writes: I design & sew costumes and clothing inspired by historic costume and ethnic clothing, especially for tall and plus size people. This would help me make my own patterns.

Posted: 11:42 am on May 8th

pt6256 pt6256 writes: I love to make dresses, because they offer up a lot of opportunity for creativity, and for me they are so easy to wear!
Posted: 11:42 am on May 8th

Charisse Charisse writes: Right now I'm starting some pretty spring & summer blouses.
Posted: 11:33 am on May 8th

stardrops stardrops writes: I used to sew when the children were small and made their clothes etc. Then all the fabric stores closed around here and it was difficult to source fabric now however, fabric is so easy to find and so I'm hooked again yippy hee . I love to create my own designs and make them, and with a few mistakes I learned more. I would love to receive this book so much. Sewing is hand in hand with knitting for me. xxxxx
Posted: 11:31 am on May 8th

user-50712 user-50712 writes: I like clothing styles suited best for each figure. I'm vertically challenged (5 ft tall) and cannot always wear the latest fashion. And it's nearly impossible to find name brand patterns that work for me without major alterations.
Posted: 11:29 am on May 8th

DrMomm DrMomm writes: I've been looking for a book like this
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Posted: 11:07 am on May 8th

user-2339583 user-2339583 writes: I enjoy making most clothing items, particularly as I can make them to fit. A good fit is always flattering. I would like to learn to be more creative by making unusual clothes, to my own design rather than following someone else's pattern.
Posted: 10:43 am on May 8th

PamBowen PamBowen writes: I'm sewing a lot of maternity tops lately because my pregnant daughter is too tall for tops sold in maternity stores, and I'm about to start sewing jackets.
Posted: 10:40 am on May 8th

Michellewoolston Michellewoolston writes: I love to make dresses. They are cool and flirty in the warm months.
Posted: 10:39 am on May 8th

scarlin3 scarlin3 writes: I love making jackets! I'm a self-professed jacket junkie. I like how they complete an outfit and as outerwear, what a great impression they can make!
Posted: 10:32 am on May 8th

user-2658802 user-2658802 writes: I just started sewin 1 year ago. My goal is to make as much of my own clothing as possible. I love dresses and skirts!!! and making clothes for my little girl!
Posted: 10:31 am on May 8th

MoonFluff MoonFluff writes: I like making costumes: vintage, ethnic and character. Quite often you have to invent the pattern.
Posted: 10:31 am on May 8th

thepkl thepkl writes: I love to sew and I am quite good at it. My problem is fitting so I think that if I knew how to make the patterns I would have to study the body more and in this way understand why things do and do not fit. I am on my way as I am currently taking a Craftsy class on making a bodice sloper.
Posted: 10:24 am on May 8th

Spunkie45 Spunkie45 writes: I enjoy making jackets (blazers) for myself and golf shirts for my husband. Since his favorite style golf shirt can no longer be found, I have had to clone it! Thanks.
Posted: 10:21 am on May 8th

abifae abifae writes: I love lyrical dresses, and sheath dresses with sheer overdresses. I like to sew things I can move in and that flow.
Posted: 10:19 am on May 8th

Helenkosings Helenkosings writes: I'm always messing about with patternmaking! I would love to have this book to add to my ever-growing library!
helenkosings@comcast.net
Posted: 10:18 am on May 8th

user-1151614 user-1151614 writes: I love making jackets which is totally impractical considering where I live...I always use patterns I have bought and alter them to fulfil my vision..it would be AWESOME to make my own patten from scratch... I can already visualise beautiful sleeve options and interestung finishes..on a pattern made myself?! Awesome! Do hope I win ;-)
Posted: 10:17 am on May 8th

AdaSharon AdaSharon writes: I love to make blouses. There are so many different looks you can get from one simple blouse pattern.
Posted: 10:16 am on May 8th

mad14kt mad14kt writes: Dresses very easy styling :)
Posted: 10:15 am on May 8th

Melwyk Melwyk writes: I love to make dresses; they're flattering and make it easy to get dressed in the morning :) But I really need to learn to sew pants...
Posted: 10:09 am on May 8th

betsyb2 betsyb2 writes: I love classic, tailored clothing, and am slowly learning how to sew them.
Posted: 10:06 am on May 8th

2tango 2tango writes: I love anything drapey or wrapped. But as soon as I said that I also love anything with lots of seams and structured as well.
Posted: 9:45 am on May 8th

gladgirl gladgirl writes: I have scoliosis and empire tops/dresses are what I would love to create.

Posted: 9:38 am on May 8th

stacysews stacysews writes: I sew just about everything, but my favorite has to be trendy tops!
Posted: 9:23 am on May 8th

dmc000 dmc000 writes: Vintage dresses, window treatments, costumes and "sew" much more!
Posted: 9:21 am on May 8th

Leelaa Leelaa writes: My favourite thing to sew is baby blankets and clothes for my girls - because they appreciate it SOOO much!
Posted: 9:20 am on May 8th

user-906382 user-906382 writes: I love classic with an ethnic twist.
Posted: 9:20 am on May 8th

paulaberon70 paulaberon70 writes: i love to make jackets, but Im fearful of pattern making.
Posted: 9:17 am on May 8th

Multicrafter Multicrafter writes: I have sewn for over 30 years and now have my own business called "All Stitched Up". I do sewing of all kinds. I also alter, mend and repair, make clothing from new patterns. I pretty much taught myself with some help from my mother who is a professional seamstress. However, I am wanting to learn more on this subject of altering patterns better and making my own so that I can share that with my current clients. My mother is up in years now and does not have the ability to help me with this nor the space where she lives. Thank you for your consideration of me for this opportunity.
Respectfully,
Cindy
Posted: 7:22 am on May 8th

user-2396204 user-2396204 writes: I love making dresses, skirts, pants, tops, & pajamas for my daughter. I also love to make dance costumes for competing dancers. I love making pants and hats for my husband. I have made things for myself but have never really liked how they turned out because it's harder to fit myself, so what I make, I end up giving away to someone else. I have desired for years the knowledge to draft my own patterns and/or adjust my own patterns to make the garments better fit me and my family better. This would help me make the competition dance costumes fit the dancers better and they last the entire competition season.
Posted: 6:29 am on May 8th

gwtw4ever gwtw4ever writes: I am most passionate about recreating film costumes from classic films such as "Gone With the Wind". On the same theme but on a smaller scale, replicating these came costumes for fashions dolls.
Posted: 6:11 am on May 8th

AltiB AltiB writes: I love sewing dresses and tops for my granddaughter and daughter, as it is so easy to fit on them (and the cuteness factor is very big for a 4 year old who loves dresses!). I myself am plus size, and without a fitting buddy, it is really hard to sew for myself (gone are the days when I could just use a pattern straight out of the package, alas!). I think to draft my own patterns based on my own measurements would go a long way to help me start sewing for myself again - so many ideas and beautiful fabrics in my stash, sitting, waiting patiently...
Posted: 4:59 am on May 8th

jenharrison jenharrison writes: I love making very soft, flattering, drapery jersey clothing - which is a shame because it is probably the hardest thing to find patterns for, and the hardest thing to design and sew! But worth it, if you can look like a million dollars but feel like you're in your pajamas... :)
Posted: 4:57 am on May 8th

nessawessa nessawessa writes: I'm loving practicing what I preached having retired after 29years of teaching textiles. I'm working on drafting the perfect pencil skirt as well as actually making for myself the garments I taught my students (if only they knew I'd never sewn a boned bodice!!). I'd love to recieve a book to help me draft my patterns.
Posted: 4:27 am on May 8th

nessawessa nessawessa writes: I'm loving practicing what I preached having retired after 29years of teaching textiles. I'm working on drafting the perfect pencil skirt as well as actually making for myself the garments I taught my students (if only they knew I'd never sewn a boned bodice!!). I'd love to recieve a book to help me draft my patterns.
Posted: 4:24 am on May 8th

RWoodhams RWoodhams writes: I love making dresses, simple styles that showcase the fabrics - wearing bright fabrics makes me feel much better especially in winter.
Posted: 4:24 am on May 8th

kmegamom kmegamom writes: I like sewing pretty much everything. I love making costumes for my grandsons, for regular clothes I like making dresses.
Posted: 2:08 am on May 8th

Nikkicee Nikkicee writes: i enjoy repurposing vintage clothing into fresh, modern designs
Posted: 10:23 pm on May 7th

agapantha agapantha writes: My favorite projects are costumes and ethnic clothing that translate into formal or every day wear.
Posted: 9:18 pm on May 7th

Karel Karel writes: I make mostly separates. I wear a wide variety of colors, and I like to mix up my tops and bottoms. Skirts are very satisfying to make because they usually go together quickly and are fun to wear. I like making things from knits and from stretchy wovens, but I'm pushing myself to trying more challenging or unusual fabrics. My next big challenge is mixing some boldly patterned African prints into some sort of cohesive outfit.
Posted: 8:59 pm on May 7th

TwilightStorm TwilightStorm writes: My favorite style to sew right now is leaning towards all different kinds of dresses new patterns and vintage patterns. I have been trying to find great free resources online to teach me pattern drafting. This looks like a great book, and has great reviews, but even on sale I can't afford to shell out the money for it. Good luck to everyone in the contest, and whoever wins enjoy the book for me!
Posted: 8:27 pm on May 7th

RLEMERY RLEMERY writes: I have sewn just about everything. I love to sew for my grandchildren now and when my sewing room is remodeled, I will sew more for myself.
Posted: 7:22 pm on May 7th

ElleCsews ElleCsews writes: The kind of clothes that I like to sew and wear are simple classic styles, mostly separates. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Wish me luck!
Posted: 7:22 pm on May 7th

gvf gvf writes: I like sewing everything, except maybe patching! : )
Posted: 7:08 pm on May 7th

SewMadly SewMadly writes: I enjoy tailored garments that fit and are comfortable to wear. I love my custom made jeans that I made using Sue Ready's class on Craftsy. They don't gap at the waist and I can spend all day in them! Now working on a couture dress with Susan Khalji... lots of fun. Also drafting slopers.
Posted: 7:03 pm on May 7th

at_clearing at_clearing writes: I would love this comprehensive guide so I knew what I was doing and WHY! Tackling a long & tall form, not as svelte as it once was, uh, that means taking account for what fell out of the shoulders into the middle . . . and making me look awesome is my goal. I think this was be a miracle aid! Thanks!
Posted: 6:53 pm on May 7th

user-2003399 user-2003399 writes: This would be lovely to add to my sewing library.
Posted: 6:37 pm on May 7th

user-2335156 user-2335156 writes: For the most part I sew tailored classic clothing for myself. I enjoy making things for the house as well as my grandchildren. Hand work is relaxing for me. I really enjoy healing other learn how to sew.
Posted: 6:18 pm on May 7th

AZLhasaMom AZLhasaMom writes: I really enjoy sewing classic, comfortable clothing. I especially love making button down shirts! They are very hard for me to find in RTW because they are always way too short for me. I am going to learn to make blue jeans and bras this year as well.
Posted: 5:42 pm on May 7th

ivory ivory writes: Shirts...there is so much to learn and I am so hard to fit. Pattern making is the answer for me.
Posted: 5:34 pm on May 7th

user-2778833 user-2778833 writes: I enjoy making clothes for my family and myself. As I have grown older, my "figure" has changed and I find that I must alter patterns to get a proper fit. I also find that many patterns don't have the features that I prefer. I would really like to try pattern making for myself - starting with a winter coat that will meet my warmth requirements in the Yukon winter, have adequate pockets for fulled mitts and other necessities, a functional hood and be flattering to me and dressy enough to wear for evenings out as well as everyday.
Posted: 4:57 pm on May 7th

Cate6 Cate6 writes: As a former student of Connie Amaden-Crawford when she taught at FIDM, I was always impressed with her ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner. I have been utilizing her training over the years and would love nothing more than to be reacquainted with her expertise. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!
Posted: 3:56 pm on May 7th

MsGizzy MsGizzy writes: I love garment sewing and always have to alter my patterns. I'd love to learn to make patterns that fit the first time.
Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Posted: 3:40 pm on May 7th

clauditza clauditza writes: Skirts! It's a fast project and you can get pretty creative easily.
Posted: 3:29 pm on May 7th

HarmonyQ HarmonyQ writes: I'm pretty good at altering patterns, but when it comes to making a pattern I am clueless. I am very short so I like to make dresses because they make me look taller. It would be wonderful to have this book in my sewing library. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 3:20 pm on May 7th

NikkiHuff NikkiHuff writes: I would like more dresses in my wardrobe this summer. They're easy and fun and quick. I also would like more pairs of shorts.
Posted: 2:28 pm on May 7th

Pinnie Pinnie writes: The tunics is what I like making the most, but I want to focus on pants, especially with getting a good fit.
Posted: 12:53 pm on May 7th

SewMomma SewMomma writes: I would love to receive this book. I mostly sew for my children.I love making formal and casual dresses. Lately, I have been sewing lingerie and making my own bras to fit.I am hoping that this book would guide me in grading patterns to fit before cutting them out.
Posted: 12:30 pm on May 7th

jamaco jamaco writes: Tops, Blazers and Jackets. Never did like sewing pants or skirts. So many more design options in tops....
Posted: 12:03 pm on May 7th

sewold sewold writes: Connie Crawford is a great instructor so her book would be like having her visit at home for a one-on-one instruction. I make most of my pants/slacks because I'm hard to fit. Some help would be appreciated!
Posted: 10:44 am on May 7th

sewfun611 sewfun611 writes: summer dresses and skirts are fun to sew. so many nice cottons and fun and easy knits. I have enjoyed using my serger more and more to finish seams, hem with a rolled or ruffled edge, and always love the finishing touches such as a nice edge finish, trim, beads, buttons, etc.

Cindy
Posted: 10:25 am on May 7th

Romy Romy writes: I sew tops, pants and right now doing a jogging outfit for my husband from two different pattern, so working with design and remaking pattern. I'm very visual and that book will give me a lot of input and help for future sewing for me and my family. Thank you and I can't wait to look through that book!
Posted: 10:09 am on May 7th

user-3381419 user-3381419 writes: I sew mostly for myself and have trouble fitting my back. I did a couture jacket and had to enlist the help of a friend to get the back right. Also I would like to see an illustration of Steampunk, I can't figure out what it is.
Posted: 10:06 am on May 7th

draegon draegon writes: I come from a long line of very over weight women and finding decent things to wear off the rack is near impossible when you are on a fixed income. I do a lot of refashioning and enlarging of clothing and patterns. This book would be so very helpful for getting the fitting and finesse down right. I was taught to sew very young first by my Grama and then my Mother. This book would be a blessing for me.
Posted: 9:24 am on May 7th

user-3083743 user-3083743 writes: When my sons were adolescents I started making Halloween costumes then jackets and various other articles of clothing. Unfortunately I have never been able to fit myself and would love to learn how to make something that doesn't end up two sizes too large for me.
Posted: 9:10 am on May 7th

LorettaT LorettaT writes: May favorite clothing styles to sew are very small - Barbie size nightgowns, dresses, sporty outfits. It doesn't take long to see your final creation, and they can be done while waiting for the laundry or the oven, or the TV repair man.
Posted: 9:06 am on May 7th

Barbarino Barbarino writes: After spending a semester taking a class on adjusting patterns to fit, I have one perfect blouse and several failed pieces. I need better instruction so I can make a pair of pants that actually fit my body.
Posted: 9:00 am on May 7th

CLOTH CLOTH writes: While recreating my entire life, sewing is my zen. Especially love deconstructing pieces people bring me in order to create a new pattern with details and customizations unique to the person and the garment. I would get a huge lift winning this book, well, winning!!!
Posted: 8:39 am on May 7th

Fyrebird Fyrebird writes: I would love to win this book! I do various forms of costuming: scifi, general Halloween, steampunk, and multiple eras of reenacting. I've been relying on published patterns, but the freedom of drafting my own is something I would ADORE. All of my family members are unable to use "off-the-rack" sizes, so drafting correct fits instead of altering to fit would be *so* freeing.
Posted: 8:06 am on May 7th

Sheilarevans Sheilarevans writes: When my children were little I made many of their clothes, and now with grandchildren I have made things for them, but as they are getting older it's getting harder to fit them. This book would be a big help.
Posted: 7:55 am on May 7th

Sewmeister Sewmeister writes: I sew mostly children's clothing. My grandchildren have sensory and allergy conditions that necessitate clothes to be made to accommodate them. The youngest has a polyester allergy and the older can't handle the feel on her skin of different types of cloth and certain sewing techniques and embellishments.
Posted: 6:55 am on May 7th

CJ383 CJ383 writes: Girls and toddler boys clothes are what I have been working on in the past few years. This book would help me when I change the pattern, I have a hard time taking my ideas from paper to fabric - it doesn't stop me but it would be nice to actually know how to do it so I could be faster.
Posted: 5:50 am on May 7th

Wendy77 Wendy77 writes: I love to sew clothing and some home dec projects. I am not an expert, but love new challenges for me that might be easy for others. T-shirts and woven tops that are a bit different than norm are my favorite. I love Connie's patterns and would love the book. Thanks!
Posted: 5:44 am on May 7th

user-3136551 user-3136551 writes: ן LIKE SEWING CLASSIC STYLES WITH ACLEAN SHICK LOOK
AND LEARNING NEW METHODS OF DIFFERENT DESIGNERS
THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN
Posted: 4:41 am on May 7th

LindaG7 LindaG7 writes: Dresses are my choice for favorite item to sew. I especially enjoy creating garments with interesting details, additions, or unusual seaming, particularly if they look complicated, but were actually relatively simple to produce.

I have been eyeing this book for a while and would love to own it. I had some basic, traditional pattern making instruction a long time ago and used this knowledge to give feedback to sample pattern makers in some of my early jobs. This instruction book would help me refresh my skills and get back to customizing my own clothes.
Posted: 4:21 am on May 7th

user-2005611 user-2005611 writes: I have been sewing since I was 5 years old. I love to sew skirts and tailored jackets. Connie's book would help me a lot.
Posted: 3:28 am on May 7th

danidooley danidooley writes: I love to make Baby Christening gowns. All the beauty and drama of a wedding dress but on a teeny tiny scale. Not to mention the fitting is easier. I would love this patternmaking book to help my students who are learning patternmaking.
Posted: 3:05 am on May 7th

hsenkler hsenkler writes: I would *love* this book. I have been teaching myself a lot from a variety of materials.
Posted: 1:07 am on May 7th

denneulin1 denneulin1 writes: I hope to develop my sewing expertise mainly in suits with this book because I love to create my own design
thanks
Posted: 1:01 am on May 7th

2370 2370 writes: I hope I win this book!
Posted: 12:33 am on May 7th

user-933140 user-933140 writes: I love to sew women's blouses/shirts and yoga pants. That's what I like to wear and I like to make my own. I also like to sew girls dresses. That's always fun for me, I have 3 granddaughters. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I have a pattern of Connie's that I love to make. I need more ideas of how to change up a basic style.
Posted: 12:23 am on May 7th

mariannetro mariannetro writes: I have just started sewing again after a long break (20 years!), and my first garments have been a-line/flared skirts. It's so fun to sew again! My goal is to make my own patterns, and this book would help me achieve that. When I feel a little more confident, I'm planning to sew mostly dresses, both knit and woven.
Posted: 12:19 am on May 7th

user-626014 user-626014 writes: I just like to sew!!! I put different parts of patterns together and make something different. I think the book looks interesting. I am sure I would learn something from it and will probably go back to it again and again. Thats" what make a book worthwhile.
Posted: 11:15 pm on May 6th

TLDS TLDS writes: I love to sew all garments that have embellishments , ruffles or anything that keeps them from looking plain.
Posted: 10:49 pm on May 6th

kitblu kitblu writes: Although I am 5'6" I need Petite trousers. As I am also Plus size, trousers that fit are very difficult to buy off the rack without extensive retrofitting. This might lead you to believe my preference is sewing trousers. [sigh] No, I love sewing tops, which are also difficult to buy off the rack.
Posted: 10:46 pm on May 6th

peej2 peej2 writes: I would love this. It's a skill I could use for the size challenged family, diverse tastes, ages 1-58...this would be great.
Posted: 10:36 pm on May 6th

skiss skiss writes: I have existing garments that I would love to duplicate. I also make dog coats to custom fit any dog. As I am self-taught in pattern making, I am sure this book will help teach me and improve my skills.
Posted: 9:55 pm on May 6th

Laurie_Brown Laurie_Brown writes: I like sewing historical and vintage fashions best! I usually do separates, so I can wear a Victorian shirtwaist with a modern skirt, or vice versa, but I also like doing vintage dresses. I also do drapes and Victorian crazy quilting and art quilting.
Posted: 9:46 pm on May 6th

user-3220369 user-3220369 writes: I sew mostly casual but also classic items. I prefer well made comfortable clothing that fits. I am not model thin. I really like to look well dressed. I was able to take a one hour drapping presentation given by Connie Crawford and found her informed and very clear in her explanations. I am sure the book is the same. I would very much appreciate winning it. She is a wonderful teacher.
Posted: 9:29 pm on May 6th

user-344817 user-344817 writes: My dear mom taught me to sew when I was a little girl. (Bless her heart!) I've never forgotten how much I have appreciated that gift she gave to me. As mother's day is quickly approaching, I would like to cut out a small blouse fit for a paper doll, place it in her Mother's Day card, and tell her that I would like to make her a real blouse-- a unique perfectly fitted blouse. She deserves that. And I think it would make a little lady very happy and loved.

My idea of a unique and perfectly fitted blouse depends upon having the knowledge to create the pattern rather than trying to adjust a commercial pattern to fit her little 85 year old body. Please choose me to win. I would be honored to make her something special.
Posted: 9:01 pm on May 6th

sewohio sewohio writes: I like to make children's clothing. I'm teaching my granddaughters to sew, and the 13 year old likes to design her own clothes. This book would help with that.
Posted: 8:57 pm on May 6th

Rzacarias Rzacarias writes: I'm always drawn to dress patterns, which is frustrating since I almost never want to actually wear dresses. I prefer simple, elegant lines.
Posted: 8:27 pm on May 6th

Bluepinegrove Bluepinegrove writes: I would love to have this book. I make frequent use of an earlier edition and would appreciate the updates. My favorite things to sew are shirts, vests, cardigans-- the wovens or knits. Still trying to master fitting pants.
Posted: 8:11 pm on May 6th

MelodyeJoy MelodyeJoy writes: I like to make jackets or coats. I like the detail necessary to execute a complicated pattern. Admittedly, I don't sew for speed, but for the enjoyment of creating beauty!

I have never made my own pattern but I have made so many adjustments on some, I could have designed from scratch.

I'd love to win this book :-)
Posted: 8:04 pm on May 6th

user-2736465 user-2736465 writes: I like to sew classic pieces with a hint of the latest trend. Many times I have a picture in my head of a garment but cannot find a commercial pattern to match. Learning to draft my own patterns would solve that problem. It would be great to create patterns that match my measurements.
Posted: 7:54 pm on May 6th

mabowles mabowles writes: I would love this book. I make all of my clothes, and trying to design them too. I've started a basic designing neighborhood group for our American Sewing Guild chapter that is learning how to design. This book is a reference several of the ladies want to use.
Posted: 7:48 pm on May 6th

user-2592332 user-2592332 writes: I love to sew complicated tailored suits and jackets. The more welt pockets, insets and seams the better.
Posted: 7:48 pm on May 6th

user-3065738 user-3065738 writes: I love to sew skirts, and have recently begun sewing a lot of tee shirts. I would love a book like this to extend my skills. Thanks so much for the opportunity!
Posted: 7:48 pm on May 6th

user-2436101 user-2436101 writes: My favorite is couture shildren's clothes, but I am starting to sew more for myself, as I am hard to fit into RTW. Very tailored with classic details.
Posted: 7:42 pm on May 6th

charlynt charlynt writes: I like to make anything for myself to which I can add my own touch to make it unique, to make it art. Usually something simple gives me more latitude to make changes or additions. It started long ago when there was no pattern for the outfit Cher wore on TV so I changed a pattern to make it my own pants with ruffled bottoms. I think this book would enable me to do more than I've done on my own.
Posted: 7:41 pm on May 6th

elnisi elnisi writes: I am retired and disabled I have an illness that makes my body shape different from the norm. size different here and there, I also sew for my daughter in law, she is nearly 6ft tall and has several fitting issues, typical of many Native American women,rare for a pattern or of the rack to fit.
I would love to have this book to make patterns for us.
have been wanting this book for a long time, and I love Connie
Crawford's patterns.
thank you for a chance to win this book now that I am on social security I have to be selective on books I buy.
Posted: 7:10 pm on May 6th

v_flinn v_flinn writes: With my lifestyle which includes a Jack Russell its mostly pants and tops for me.
Posted: 7:05 pm on May 6th

Violet_from_Miami Violet_from_Miami writes: I love sewing my own clothes and would love to have this book because it would help me create better sewing patterns for myself and become a better all around sewer. I enjoy studying books about garment sewing because some of that information actually sinks into my brain!! I love Connie Crawford, who is a sewing superstar in my book, and read as much of her writings as I can so I can learn to be a better sewist. I've coveted her books, and this one would make an excellent addition to my sewing library.
Posted: 6:51 pm on May 6th

velogiant velogiant writes: This is going to be a great reference for anyone who wins it. I already have one of Connie's books and it's an important reference that I constantly use.
Posted: 6:44 pm on May 6th

Stitchinrhyme Stitchinrhyme writes: I like sewing from scratch. Making my own designs, drafting the patterns, and garment construction. I like hand sewing, and love my thimble and hand needles.
Posted: 6:41 pm on May 6th

PatHersl PatHersl writes: I have only ventured back to little dresses for the grandgirls. I need to read this book!
Posted: 6:15 pm on May 6th

user-3039489 user-3039489 writes: Looks like a great book. My style is classic but quirky so to be able to make/alter patterns more expertly would be a bonus :)

Posted: 6:02 pm on May 6th

marycr8on marycr8on writes: I've always wanted to learn pattern making so i could draft patterns of my own that fit they way I want them to, without having to alter them after they're made.
Posted: 6:01 pm on May 6th

user-2513651 user-2513651 writes: Everyone wants this book! Thank you for the opportunity. I like different styles and the ability to change. I would get bored staying with one style.
Posted: 6:00 pm on May 6th

ctdamsel ctdamsel writes: My style is almost everything but in moderation. I like 50's sheath, a 40's twin set with a pencil skirt. I never wear purchased clothing.
Posted: 5:42 pm on May 6th

user-766440 user-766440 writes: Ever since I was in Connie's class I have wanted her books. I was only able to purchase her grading book and ruler. My daughters and I are three very different shapes and sizes and I could save a lot by not having to buy so many patterns. My style is business casual.
Posted: 5:42 pm on May 6th

abccc abccc writes: I like tailored clothes but would like to modify the office look for daytime... I've invested in some of the major pattern systems and still cannot make a 'button-up shirt' to fit or flatter myself. Maybe someday? This book, "Patternmaking Made Easy' could be the answer!
Thanks -
Posted: 5:32 pm on May 6th

K_sew K_sew writes: Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this wonderful book. I've been sewing for 50+ years. I love looking at commercial patterns, especially for jackets with interesting details, but making them fit me is quite another story!! It would be just terrific to learn to create or change designs to make them just right..
Posted: 5:30 pm on May 6th

WinnieMary WinnieMary writes: I have reached the "Senior" category, and while I sewed all my office work clothes for years, my needs are now a lot more casual. However, I don't like the prevailing 'old lady' look of pants and t-shirt. So I am trying to continue to look fashionable while living an easier life! Pattern-making would really help with this endeavor!!!
Posted: 5:18 pm on May 6th

user-1115459 user-1115459 writes: The classics never go out of style, but a few twists here and there add interest and a modern flare. I would love this book.
Posted: 5:17 pm on May 6th

user-2436772 user-2436772 writes: I love making tailored clothes with couture touches - the kind of thing you can't buy in store.
Posted: 5:05 pm on May 6th

VanRudolf VanRudolf writes: I like to make dress pants the most because of my height it is hard for me to find clothes to fit me.
Posted: 5:00 pm on May 6th

pamg pamg writes: Well - judging by the number of comments my chances of winning this book are slim! However - I love to sew business casual clothing - simple lines but with a lot of interest. I have wanted this book for AGES! In another life I might have been a fashion designer. I've been sewing since I was about 7 years old - first embroidery then sewing doll clothes, then clothes for myself - all by hand until I graduated to a sewing machine. My Grandmother taught me to sew and we had a wonderful sewing relationship. Grandma would send me sewing items for my birthday - and when she sent me a pair of scissors she requested a penny back because it's bad luck to send someone something sharp if it isn't paid for! LOVED my Grandma - SO happy she taught me to sew. It's been my lifelong interest. Proud owner of 6 sewing machines and two sergers. How many yards of fabric and boxes of patterns - TOO MANY to count and this is after trimming my stash by about 50% before moving two years ago! All fabric and patterns were donated - can't throw either away!!! ;-)
Posted: 4:50 pm on May 6th

cbeallschmidt cbeallschmidt writes: I like classic styles with clean simple lines and a touch of ruffle for femininity. I like classic styles because they are so easy to mix and match
Posted: 4:49 pm on May 6th

user-2348800 user-2348800 writes: I would LOVE this book. I sew bridal and evening wear and I would love to learn the easy ways to adjust styles
Posted: 4:41 pm on May 6th

Jennysews2 Jennysews2 writes: Oh I've been wanting this book!! I love to sew dresses, skirts and tees with knits. They are comfortable and easy to wear which makes dressing up for work comfy. I've also been wanting to experiment drafting my own designs which is why I want this book. Awesome giveaway!
Posted: 4:30 pm on May 6th

user-1142875 user-1142875 writes: I love making casual clothes basically because I saw may own clothes. Doing it allows me to have exclusive designs and a very unique wardrobe. I enjoy shopping for fabrics, choosing the perfect one for the garment I am going to make.
Posted: 4:10 pm on May 6th

Girlyb Girlyb writes: I'm in to knits right now. Comfy with a dressy flair. Great lines can make a knit outfit or dress not look shlumpy. I recently got a serger which makes the sewing of knits much easier!!
Posted: 4:05 pm on May 6th

user-56415 user-56415 writes: I love clothes with clean lines and a designer flair
Posted: 4:03 pm on May 6th

Lady_D Lady_D writes: I like clothing that fits - neither too loose nor too tight, with sleeves of the blouses and legs of the jeans at proper length instead of being too long, as so many that I buy "off the rack" have been. Peasant blouses and long (floor length) skirts or jeans are my favorites.

I have enough commercial patterns that I should never need another once I get those already in my pattern collection altered to correctly fit me... and start employing what I've learned from Angela Wolf's video, One Pattern, Many Ways - Volume 1.

I think "Pattern Making Made Easy" will supplement Angela Wolf's video nicely.
Posted: 3:55 pm on May 6th

Changmom Changmom writes: Skirts, tops, pants, dresses, for my daughter and myself- jackets soon! Would love to draft my own patterns.
Posted: 3:50 pm on May 6th

Carrrrol Carrrrol writes: I sew wedding fashions. Many brides bring me a picture of the dress they want made. So I NEED this book!

Posted: 3:42 pm on May 6th

sewlikechanel sewlikechanel writes: I make tailored suits and dresses mainly with a 1950s feel and usually from 1950s patterns. I love the detailing on these patterns and the styles suit my figure. My only issue is that many of them are tiny - size 32 or 34 and I have never been that tiny. I spend much of my time adjusting patterns, it would be nice to just draft something similar in my size. Great giveaway.
Posted: 3:36 pm on May 6th

sewlikechanel sewlikechanel writes: I make tailored suits and dresses mainly with a 1950s feel and usually from 1950s patterns. I love the detailing on these patterns and the styles suit my figure. My only issue is that many of them are tiny - size 32 or 34 and I have never been that tiny. I spend much of my time adjusting patterns, it would be nice to just draft something similar in my size. Great giveaway.
Posted: 3:36 pm on May 6th

teresa5562 teresa5562 writes: I sure could use this book!! I have been trying to learn how to sew clothes but I never get anything to come out right. Please help me!!
Teresa
Posted: 3:08 pm on May 6th

slmendes slmendes writes: I have so many commercial patterns in my stash, it is kind of embarassing! I really should be designing my own patterns! I just need that extra "push" and time put into it to make my own designs, and winning this book would be a good encouragement and knowledge boost that I need!
Posted: 2:57 pm on May 6th

MrsC110 MrsC110 writes: I've made a couple of jackets, skirts and a blouse as well. I'm interested in learning more about making dresses and jeans as well. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book!
Posted: 2:56 pm on May 6th

greatgrammy greatgrammy writes: I love to make and wear casual but chic clothing. I have many ideas to do my "own thing ".
Posted: 2:49 pm on May 6th

littlefriz littlefriz writes: I like the classic style. Clean lines, princess sheath dresses to show off curves, tailored slacks, etc. i think it makes a woman look sophisticated!
Posted: 2:49 pm on May 6th

greatgrammy greatgrammy writes: I most enjoy making and wearing casual but chic clothing. I have many ideas for my "own thing ", but need patternmaking help. thanks
Posted: 2:47 pm on May 6th

island_girl island_girl writes: I love making tops and outfits that are comfortable and flatters the figure but not necessarily fitted or tight. Commercial patterns are so expensive and needs so many adjustments. I think learning an easier way to make patterns that fit would be so much better!
Posted: 2:44 pm on May 6th

maryjobo maryjobo writes: I like to make classic garments with clean lines in bright colors with high-quality fabrics. I have a hard time finding patterns to suit my tastes so I have struggled with trying (rather unsuccessfully) to duplicate RTW garments.
I would really love to win the book!
Posted: 2:39 pm on May 6th

Debbie Debbie writes: Nothing off the rack ever fits me, so I either have to alter purchased garments, or spend time trying to adapt patterns before I can make something myself. Being able to draft my own patterns that would actually fit properly would be such a huge step forward for my sewing, not to mention having things that fit from the get go would be just awesome. I would LOVE to win this book.
Posted: 2:38 pm on May 6th

lucyjack lucyjack writes: I want to connect with my granddaughter and sewing could be the way. She has wonderful crazy ideas for clothes and teaching her to sew could be our connection.
Posted: 2:34 pm on May 6th

sonjalv sonjalv writes: This pattern Book looks so intriguing!
I love making Dresses with tiny pleats in the front,and small darts for a Tapered look.

Posted: 2:28 pm on May 6th

user-117660 user-117660 writes: Connie Crawford is superb. Her course finally helped me adjust patterns for my full bust and tiny shoulders. Of course I want the book!
Posted: 2:21 pm on May 6th

user-1150098 user-1150098 writes: I love to make knit tops and skirts.
Posted: 2:20 pm on May 6th

rrjane011749 rrjane011749 writes: Tops--you can never have too many!
Posted: 2:17 pm on May 6th

sneezepac sneezepac writes: I sew everything from upholstery to special occasion dresses. From baby clothes to pants. Outerwear to nighties. Drapes to quilts. I do some alterations, some tailoring. I especially do a good bit of that for myself as I am only 5"2 and EVERYTHING needs shortened.
Posted: 2:15 pm on May 6th

AkothA AkothA writes: My pattern style is mixing African and American designs. I lived in Kenya thirteen years and my family is a mixture of American and Kenyan. I love to sew and am a designer by training. The struggle I have is making my own patterns. I am trying to learn how to make the patterns of the garments I love to create for my customers within the African community here in the USA. I can use all the help I can get!
Posted: 2:15 pm on May 6th

sewcat08 sewcat08 writes: I love putting the details I love into a garment that I make. I can change a pattern to showcase my fabric to its best effect. Who wants to see the clothes you are wearing on everyone else?
Posted: 2:13 pm on May 6th

user-1074083 user-1074083 writes: I love to sew jackets and coats. You can make them as classic or crazy as you want. I sew most of my tops because as a pear with narrow shoulders RTW doesn't fit. I've been combining patterns for years and would really like to begin drafting my own.

Posted: 2:12 pm on May 6th

LeeWells LeeWells writes: At 4' 10" and 92 pounds I really cannot buy much clothing "off the rack"; most adult sizes are too large and child sizes are the wrong shape. (I do purchase coats and accept that the coat will be too long in both body and sleeves) I have some patterns from many years ago that still fit, but I'd like to have more variety than those few skirts and dresses. Shirts are more difficult, since I have narrow shoulders, short from neck to waist (back waist length), but a wide upper back -- diagnosed at a fitting clinic many years ago. I'd also be interested in sewing some pants for myself, just to see if I could. (Since I sew pants for my husband I know I can sew them once I get the pattern right. But getting the pattern right is not simple; he is harder to fit than I am and had his pants professionally altered before we were married. He told me what adjustments were needed and we worked it out for sewing from the fabric)
Posted: 2:05 pm on May 6th

Ellabella100 Ellabella100 writes: I find myself sewing eveything BUT I especially enjoy making dresses and gowns for special occasions. Clothing that one does not wear every day that sparkles with great fabric and classic style-lines
Posted: 1:59 pm on May 6th

pjwhite530 pjwhite530 writes: I most like to make pants because I find it impossible to buy a well-fitted pair of pants. I can make them with relative ease.
Posted: 1:57 pm on May 6th

user-2334979 user-2334979 writes: I sew just about everything from baby clothing to quilts. I have been yearning to learn how to make my own patterns because as a plus sized woman, the selection and fit are limited to say the least. Anyway, I just want to add to SunnyRoseGarden, it is the love that counts and your little girl understand that, even if she isn't able to express it.
Posted: 1:51 pm on May 6th

lodenthal lodenthal writes: Truthfully, I love to make clothes that actually fit. My struggle with commercial patterns is legendary. As a result, I shy away from most garment construction unless its a very forgiving pattern with considerable ease.

I'd love to sew more garments that fit and flatter. I've been sewing all my life. I used to sit under my grandmother while she sewed pushing her treadle sewing machine and have had a love affair with sewing ever since. I've never had the guts to try pattern making but would love to!!
Posted: 1:48 pm on May 6th

user-2936767 user-2936767 writes: In retirement, I find more time to sew and I enjoy it. I choose styles that are comfortable which usually means not too fitted. However, as one ages, even these styles need alterations to fit properly. I enjoy learning about how to do that. (Love Connie Crawford patterns. So straightforward to use).
Posted: 1:45 pm on May 6th

user-1064945 user-1064945 writes: I like to make clothing that is not hampered by the latest fad. I like to make clothing that is elegant and suits me. And I also like to include details that no one else may know of, but I do, like secret pockets, or a lining out of something silky that only I know about, and maybe a little piped edge that hints at that. I don't like clothing that restricts movement, even in tailored clothing. I think that is where measuring and making sure the pattern is fitted correctly to the body is the keystone. I am learning about patternmaking from a variety of angles, from taking Craftsy classes, reading and experimenting on my own. I have several duct tape models of my friends(guinea pigs)so I can practice making things that look good on them without the conflict of their schedules and mine. My daughter thinks it's odd to have all these "bodies" laying around (including hers). But hopefully the results will be worth all that duct tape.
Posted: 1:43 pm on May 6th

MBaas MBaas writes: I love to make tops that are comfortable and casual. Lately I have really been getting into embellishing clothes I already have. I love all the different unique things you can create using an old t-shirt or other clothing items that you have but don't wear because they are out dated or plain. By adding some fun appliqués, beads, buttons, etc. you can turn any item into a new one that's fabulous. The possibilities are endless. I also like doing this with household items too!
Posted: 1:40 pm on May 6th

Cuillere Cuillere writes: I really like to make classic-style clothing with just a detail which makes all the difference in the world ! I like this most because classic is often stylish and needs just a bit of extra color or extra decoration to be absolutely stunning. Making them this way also enables to associate them with one another very easily ! Also i can keep quality high and insides fun :)


Posted: 1:39 pm on May 6th

user-1111566 user-1111566 writes: Actually I sew all sorts of garments for family and home dec. I alter for friends and family. I like trying new styles and fabrics but get intimidated when it becomes time to cut. I'd like to build my confidence.
Posted: 1:38 pm on May 6th

mep mep writes: This is a great giveaway - thanks so much. I wear mostly skirts & tees . I'd love to step that up a bit , but still keep my casual lifestyle !
Thanks
Posted: 1:37 pm on May 6th

cbaglien cbaglien writes: Living with the pain of fibromyalgia I need comfortable clothing. I love the draping styles that are popular now. This book is just what I need as I haven't sewn clothing for many years and I am eager to learn as much as I can. Thank you for the giveaways you offer.
Posted: 1:35 pm on May 6th

CAS48 CAS48 writes: I like to make comfortable shirts that look tailored.
Posted: 1:29 pm on May 6th

FlutterBye FlutterBye writes: I enjoy sewing most of my clothing. Because I rarely find "off the rack" clothing that fits me well, I make both sportswear and "workwear" for myself. Even with years of experience, though, I find some patterns difficult to alter - couture patterns with nonstandard seams, for example. It would be so much easier if I just had a standard set of "templates" and knew how to change the seams and lines myself.
Posted: 1:29 pm on May 6th

user-181584 user-181584 writes: I work for a company whose main product is fabric swatching for the mens apparel and quilting fabric industries. We have the world's best left-overs! I didn't sew much for years until I had access to all this left-over fabric,ranging from fat-quarter-size calico to as a many as several yards of wools and silks. My challenge is finding ways to utilize this found stash, especially to make blouses and skirts for work and play. I can dress quite casually for work, and I participate in a number of active sports, particularly mountain biking and kayaking. As a middle-aged woman, I find there is a limited selection for age/figure friendly clothing for my sports, and I enjoy the challenge of developing styles that will suit my, and my friends', rather "unathletic-looking" bodies. (Appearances can and ARE deceiving). I would love to learn to properly measure for and draft patterns for some of my creations!
Posted: 1:20 pm on May 6th

adaminah adaminah writes: I have been sewing since I was a teen (a long time ago). Make everything from coats to purses. I like to use unusual fabrics to make classic styles. I would love to learn how t make my own patterns.
Posted: 1:17 pm on May 6th

SunnyRoseGardens SunnyRoseGardens writes: Ah. I used to enjoy so many different creative endeavors. But never did i truly encounter creative design until after my special needs child outgrew those cute things that can fit a special needs child. Now, she is nine yrs old, almost five feet tall, about 115 pounds, and very special needs.....now i am beginning to understand that creative sewing......is a limitless path. Her needs change, and i must accommodate. There are extraordinarily few and extraordinarily limited and ...unattractive....options out there for any special needs sizes beyond the young child and small older child. Its as if commando is the only possible solution for any special needs over the age of 8 years old. So, i now spend most of my creative effort trying to keep this rapidly growing big little girl dressed, pretty, and in functionally efficient clothing that somehow meet her clothing needs. I am becoming a sewing engineer. I do not know if it actually matters to her. She is very low function. But it matters to me. Just as i keep her hair and nails trimmed and nice, her face and teeth clean, a bit of bath powder in the summer, Pretty and functional leather shoes.....these things might seem superficial, but i prefer to think she benefits from the love that goes into these small attentions and efforts and being fussed over, in addition to her regular services schedules. So, i sew.
Posted: 1:14 pm on May 6th

Kminturn Kminturn writes: Custom bras; high added value and they impact everything else. I get a well-fitted bra for relatively little cost.
Posted: 1:03 pm on May 6th

cruelladequilter cruelladequilter writes: THIS is the book i've been waiting for. For many years i have made most of my clothes but find it difficult to find the simple, relaxed but office appropriate style i prefer. it doesn't help that i'm "full figured" and all the cutest patterns are for those that look good in a sheet. I have a large library of sewing books but this would probably be the most helpful to me.
Posted: 1:00 pm on May 6th

anniebananie anniebananie writes: My most rewarding endeavor isn't completed yet. I'm in the process of drafting a sloper for a disabled woman for whom there are no patterns available. I'm doing it by brute force and would love to have some reference material to assist me.
Posted: 12:58 pm on May 6th

suez suez writes: Most of my sewing is for my grandchildren, 6 girls and 2 boys. I like frilly things for the girls, but as they get older this book would be great!
Posted: 12:58 pm on May 6th

user-3381996 user-3381996 writes: I have loved making clothing from pattern making software. Yet, I would love to learn how to create my own designs from scratch and then make them fit well! I love Connie Crawford's pattern line and have many of them. I also sew for my church and need to make each garment fit 10 different sized people. Thank you for the offer!
Posted: 12:57 pm on May 6th

zsazsa13 zsazsa13 writes: I saw this in my Threads magazine and it looks like it would be something that would really help me out when I try to change patterns, besides making new ones.
SLR
Posted: 12:54 pm on May 6th

idosew idosew writes: This would solve a lot of fitting problems!!

Posted: 12:54 pm on May 6th

betsysmom betsysmom writes: I have been making patterns from existing garments for years and would like to add this book to my library. I have some fitting problems from surgeries and as I age they are becoming more pronounced. Need to learn to design to disguise! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 12:52 pm on May 6th

IreneR IreneR writes: I like "classic" style with a bit of a new twist, the best. After all they are classic for a reason, and don't go out of style,but with current fabrics,and techniques they can look fresh. My body does not fit the average standard patterns very well so I would greatly appreciate the "Patternmaking made Easy" book.
Thank you for a chance to win this book.
Posted: 12:51 pm on May 6th

msfroggy msfroggy writes: My style is mostly classic/casual classic and I'd love to make everything fit, the first time. My body has changed as I've aged and I've lost some weight. I want a good, comfortable fit and now have time to work at sewing it right. I also am trying my hand at creating costumes for fun and loving it. Thanks for this great opportunity!
Posted: 12:50 pm on May 6th

amy1 amy1 writes: I enjoy making skirts and simple style dresses. But, I'd like to learn more about patter making as I have an uneven shoulder and need to learn how to adjust for it. Thanks for all the effort to bring us good resources !
Posted: 12:49 pm on May 6th

rosiedoodle rosiedoodle writes: Due to an accident a few years ago, I am "uniquely" shaped and must make almost every item of clothing for myself. Any helpful suggestions are always appreciated, as well as a very nice book! Sue
Posted: 12:46 pm on May 6th

rosiedoodle rosiedoodle writes: Due to an accident a few years ago, I am "uniquely" shaped and must make almost every item of clothing for myself. Any helpful suggestions are always appreciated, as well as a very nice book! Sue
Posted: 12:46 pm on May 6th

user-3062183 user-3062183 writes: I have been sewing most of my life and make everything from gowns to coats. I have made some patterns of my own but some have been less effective than I would have wanted. I would love to find out where I am going wrong.
Posted: 12:45 pm on May 6th

SewMagical SewMagical writes: I enjoy making historical costumes. It can be difficult, if not impossible to find ready-made patterns for these garments. If you are a large size, the problem becomes worse. Making your won patterns becomes the option, and any methods to make that taks easier are welcome!
Posted: 12:45 pm on May 6th

SewMagical SewMagical writes: I enjoy making historical costumes. It can be difficult, if not impossible to find ready-made patterns for these garments. If you are a large size, the problem becomes worse. Making your won patterns becomes the option, and any methods to make that taks easier are welcome!
Posted: 12:43 pm on May 6th

Austin57 Austin57 writes: I enjoy sewing almost anything, but I get the greatest satisfaction when I design and create female preaching attire. Having this book would help me be even more creative.
Posted: 12:43 pm on May 6th

ErinSooit ErinSooit writes: I love to sew tailored pants and skirts, and while I have fun making knit tops, I am currently working on fitting woven shirts, since they are more flattering and appropriate for work.
I like to use good high quality fabrics and casual style silhouettes, but would like to add a edgy twist to them to keep from looking too preppy. Maybe learning to draft one's own patterns is the way to attempt this styling, so I would appreciate winning Connie Crawford's book Patternmaking Made Easy.

Thanks for your consideration! Happy sewing to all!
Posted: 12:32 pm on May 6th

luvtosew66 luvtosew66 writes: I enjoyed making knit tops on a serger because it sewed so easily and the project went very fast. And...I love having that new comfortable top! Lol
Posted: 12:32 pm on May 6th

Sewingforfun Sewingforfun writes: Seeing all the fun patterns for dresses this season, it is time to stitch one for me! Would love to see what this author shares in this new book!
Posted: 12:31 pm on May 6th

3feathers 3feathers writes: My favorite sewing projects are costumes. My grandchildren often ask for costumes that have no patterns. I love the challenge of putting it all together. Having to invent accessories is part of the fun, too. I would love to win the book since I have no idea of how to make a pattern for what's floating around in my brain!
Posted: 12:28 pm on May 6th

416 416 writes: I like to make loose and layered styles of clothing for most of my garments. I choose patterns that feature simple uncluttered construction and complicated styling. I buy beautiful, colorful fabrics. The more basic my garment is, the easier it will interchange with other items in my wardrobe. The garments I make usually require the least care even if I'm away from home. I would like to have a copy of Patternmaking Made Easy to add to my sewing library and start making my own patterns. Thanks for the offer.
Posted: 12:27 pm on May 6th

AlaskaMarilyn AlaskaMarilyn writes: I mostly make "princess" dresses for my six year old granddaughter and satin pajamas for all the females in the family. I would love to sew more for myself but have a hard time fitting myself.
Posted: 12:22 pm on May 6th

user-617874 user-617874 writes: Thanks so much for the chance to win this helpful book! I like to sew whatever my family asks for [babies to wedding gowns] as well as for friends/customers. The advice would undoubtedly save me time by educating me on the best way to go about design changes as opposed to trial and error.


Posted: 12:18 pm on May 6th

2much2so 2much2so writes: I have college aged sons who I used to sew for. Bib overalls when they were toddlers and alot of Halloween costumes. I now have time to sew for myself. A fitted dress would be perfect.
Posted: 12:18 pm on May 6th

user-3370652 user-3370652 writes: I like to sew relatively uncomplicated styles. I am a hand weaver so the cotton cloth I weave tends to be heavier than most shirt fabrics, so I can't encumber the finished piece with too many fancy additions that add to the weight. Mostly, I like weaving cloth for sewn sweaters, especially pullover. I'm not sure what style that would fall under. I'd like to be able to make my own patterns that I can tailor to the cloth.
Posted: 12:12 pm on May 6th

gbherons gbherons writes: I've always altered patterns to fit my shape and offbeat style, but not always with great success. Now I want to make travel wear that is comfortable, convertible and stylish. It would be more successful if I knew how to make my own patterns.
Posted: 12:08 pm on May 6th

sbourdeau sbourdeau writes: Remember the "Your Changing Body" type books from Health class? Well, it never stops. Being able to sew enables me to get a great fit in custom clothes I make myself or by altering those fabulous buys in ready-to-wear that just don't hang quite right. My adult daughter still loves to have me rescue favorite garments or coax new purchases into the perfect fit.
Posted: 12:07 pm on May 6th

dorothysheldon dorothysheldon writes: My favorite style to sew is skorts, skirts and dresses of 4 way stretch knit.
Most of these are for my grand girls because they love the comfort of this type of knit. Dresses are usually a sundress or sleeveless. The skirts all have ruffles on the bottom. The pattern I use adapts to a skirt easily, with or without ruffles.
So much to sew, so little time. Oh what joy it brings to do something for these girls.

Posted: 12:07 pm on May 6th

marchmoon marchmoon writes: I make workout clothing for myself and my daughters. Anything knit, spandex etc, is my idea of a good time
Posted: 12:07 pm on May 6th

JulieKay JulieKay writes: In recent years I've been doing mostly craft sewing and quilting, but desire to get back into sewing my own wardrobe. I've a hard-to-fit figure, and usually can't find ready-to-wear that fits well and looks good (not just on the hanger). I'm really interested in learning to draft my own patterns and/or alter store-bought patterns. This book looks like the perfect place for me to start! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!
Posted: 12:06 pm on May 6th

Sydju Sydju writes: I make a lot of dresses and slacks. This book would help with things that I could do better/easier. I want to win it because I have been looking at it as one of my future purchases for my library. I'm up to 15 books now. I hope I can win this one and make it 16.
Posted: 12:06 pm on May 6th

user-1109561 user-1109561 writes: I love to make dresses. I'm 5' and petite it means that I'm looking in stores for 0 and 00 and trust me they are rare and there's nothing when it come to dresses for a 59 years old. The last one was for the weding of my daugther in law.


Posted: 12:03 pm on May 6th

MistressTailor MistressTailor writes: Love learning about different methods of patternmaking and draping. This would be a great addition. I own Connie Crawford's draping book and it's great.
Posted: 12:03 pm on May 6th

user-1126774 user-1126774 writes: I like making tailored jackets. They have lots of hand work inside, but they are so worth the effort.
Posted: 12:03 pm on May 6th

fun2sew fun2sew writes: For work, I find myself making the Classic styles....A-line skirts, straight slacks, loose blouses.
Posted: 12:01 pm on May 6th

user-660773 user-660773 writes: I love sewing swimsuits. Well it's not so much that I love sewing them - Being very short in the body, I just can't buy ones that fit. So it's make or not swim. Perish the thought!

Thanks for the possibility of winning this book which looks great.



Posted: 11:58 am on May 6th

BellieJean BellieJean writes: I like everyday casual styles that are also feminine and a little flirty. Clothes shouldn't be tight, they should just fit well. I'm a female, not a male. And I'm not a teenager anymore. Rather, I'm a woman, and I want my garments to say so!

Posted: 11:58 am on May 6th

nanny65 nanny65 writes: That's a hard question to answer, especially since I am starting all over. I used to sew as a teenager, young adult, and young mother. But I haven't sewn in years and am re-learning things! So far, without much success. Mostly, I would like to sew for myself.
Posted: 11:56 am on May 6th

EasilyAmewsed EasilyAmewsed writes: The clothing style I LIKE to make most are knit tops, but the styles I WANT to make are dresses and pants that are for woven fabric.
My interest in drafting has come from the desire to make patterns for my mature 5' petite plus body. I'm currently finding most standard sized patterns are quite different than me so there's always a lot of alterations.
There's always fine tuning to do for every garment, but it would be nice to start out with a pattern that's been drafted for me in the first place.
Here's hoping I can get some help from Connie's book.

Posted: 11:53 am on May 6th

Candilee Candilee writes: I love making knit tops. So easy yet comfortable. Pants are a challenge to get a good fit making my own pattern would be ideal.
Posted: 11:53 am on May 6th

svd1502 svd1502 writes: My favorite things to sew are billowy tops made with lawn or shirting. It's perfect for Florida weather; the breeze blows through the fabric and refreshes the skin.
Posted: 11:53 am on May 6th

creative_diva creative_diva writes: I am half way to my goal of loosing 150 pounds. Obviously, well-fitting clothes are my goal. My style is classic casual, with accents of creative details and design. I also love dress styles from the '30s, '40s and '50s. I am eager to be designing and making my new clothes for a much smaller me!
Posted: 11:52 am on May 6th

mams43 mams43 writes: My favorite clothing to sew right now is pretty much anything for my daughter - she is a delight to sew for and always like the things we come up with. Skirts and tops are our current picks.
Posted: 11:49 am on May 6th

user-2794179 user-2794179 writes: I love tailored garments. Slim fitting skirts, with a bit of flounce. I also like jackets that fit my top- which is a bit of a challenge. Hence I began making my own.
Would love to own Connie's new book. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.
Posted: 11:49 am on May 6th

skywater skywater writes: I sew a lot of tops but I would love to learn more about fitting pants as RTW pants do not fit me well at all!
Posted: 11:49 am on May 6th

zzz123 zzz123 writes: I like to make simple, classic pieces that don't go out of style, like tees and straight skirts.
Posted: 11:46 am on May 6th

ElleBlu ElleBlu writes: I love to make evening dresses. It makes me so happy to make a girl or woman to feel like she looks like a princess. It's what I love to sketch and what I love to make.
Posted: 11:45 am on May 6th

user-3384123 user-3384123 writes: I like making dresses. I know it's not very impressive, but the amount of time you put in it as opposed to the result, always astounds me. It's a whole outfit, and you can sew something exactly fitting to your taste and body shape. Fashions hardly ever flatter everyone, but custom made classic garments will always satisfy you. :)
Posted: 11:44 am on May 6th

Mollie16 Mollie16 writes: I like to make garments with princess seams because of the opportunities for fitting.
Posted: 11:44 am on May 6th

Nana55 Nana55 writes: I have been creating girls dress for about 35 years self taught which isn't the best way but I had two girls, so I had to get creative boy how I wish I could have had this book and an embroidery machine way back when. I guess I did ok when my girls were in HS I made their prom dresses, raising them on my own with a couple of jobs I sometimes be up late finishing the dress. I am sure if I could've had a book like this thing could have went faster. Now I make fun clothes for my granddaughters now is when I need this book! I quilt but I never have made patterns for Dresses , I really would like to make the dresses more fitting and learn more techniques as well as using my own pattern which is a much needed now. Thank you for giving us a chance to win this book
Posted: 11:43 am on May 6th

maxermoo maxermoo writes: I love knits. Plain and simple. I've been sewing with knits since I was a teen in the 80's. At least 90% of what I make is some kind of knit--ponte roma, poly/spandex or viscose/spandex blends, jersey, interlock, sweater knits...my favorite garments are simple with as few seams as possible but with interesting cuts or shapes (such as side seams that have been moved to the front of the leg or asymmetric hems or draped necklines). I love little knit spring/summer dresses because it gets so hot here in Texas and they keep you cooler than shorts and a top. I travel quite a bit and I have several dogs at home, so the things I make and wear are as comfortable as pj's, are washable and packable, and won't wrinkle. Because I stick to "classic" lines, most of my knit outfits can go from work to dinner and even to the dog park if I don't have time to change in between!
Posted: 11:42 am on May 6th

talliana talliana writes: Tunics because I can wear them loose over jeans or shorts/skirts and even belt them to make a short dress. They are so versatile and easy to make.
Posted: 11:39 am on May 6th

LaSylvie LaSylvie writes: Tops. I almost always wear slacks, and simple tops are my go to for wardrobe and sewing.
Posted: 11:35 am on May 6th

Lin50 Lin50 writes: I prefer to sew casual separates. Tops, tees, shorts, pants, etc. That's what I wear the most. I do like challenging myself with different types of jackets.
Posted: 11:35 am on May 6th

machinemaven machinemaven writes: I enjoy working out my own ideas, but have pretty much modified commercial patterns - with varying success - or not! I'd love to have better information on patternmaking.
Posted: 11:34 am on May 6th

tinainanderson tinainanderson writes: I like to sew mainly skirts & dresses. I would like to learn how to draft my own pants since this is the area which is hardest for me to get a good fit with commercial patterns.
Posted: 11:34 am on May 6th

sewandgolf sewandgolf writes: I am 78 years old, 5'2" and I am not into clothes/dresses above my knees nor ankle length/dragging on the floor. I like classic designs and being able to draft/change patterns of clothing suitable for me would be wonderful. I have made clothing for all members of my family, but am less than happy with many styles today.
Posted: 11:32 am on May 6th

redriet redriet writes: I like my clothes to fit, but be comfortable. Classic with sometimes a little twist, some unexpected detail. Styles that are elegant and fi in any decade. I'm sure this book will make things easier than what I learned in school.
Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 11:32 am on May 6th

MSelf MSelf writes: Chanel style jackets are my passion. I started sewing at 11 yrs old and still love learning new techniques.
Posted: 11:31 am on May 6th

vo1234 vo1234 writes: I used to sew a lot of more fitted clothing, but I stopped trying after figuring out the patterns never really fit me and I didn't really know how to adjust many of the problem areas BEFORE I cut and sewed it. Now I make shirts and skirts that have a lot of ease in them so I can pass them off as slouchy! hahaha. I really need that book!
Posted: 11:30 am on May 6th

jdetrick jdetrick writes: I am finding that off-the-rack clothes do not fit, and I am wanting to learn how to draft my own patterns. This book would help a lot!
Posted: 11:29 am on May 6th

GingerJ63 GingerJ63 writes: My most favored style and the style in which I long to excel is haute couture. You are not going to believe this but I apply every streamline, durable, classy, and classic technique to the small kitchen appliance covers I design, construct and sell. My covers are TOPSHELF. And, I am eager to learn all that I can to make my products couture-defined worthy. Fingers crossed. And, wish me luck. I would treasure this book, devour this book and utilize its teachings. Thank you. Ginger
Posted: 11:29 am on May 6th

user-2862712 user-2862712 writes: Lately, I don't like making anything because fitting has become such a bear! LOL

Which is why I'm becoming a little obsessed with fitting and pattern making. I would love to get my hands on this book!

Thanks for the chance to win. :-)
Ramona
Posted: 11:24 am on May 6th

milly92 milly92 writes: I like making jackets so that I can embellish them for personalization.


Posted: 11:24 am on May 6th

user-1143794 user-1143794 writes: I admit to being a dress and jacket sort of girl. When I find a pattern I like I alter it to fit my lumpy bits then trace it to card stock to use again and again. Just made my own handbag too, thanks to help from Craftsy.
Posted: 11:23 am on May 6th

user-3252215 user-3252215 writes: I love to make skirts and tops. I would really love to be able to create pants that are tailormade for me. Kat
Posted: 11:23 am on May 6th

yummytops yummytops writes: I have been focusing on fitting and now it is time to take the plunge and make something unique. This book sounds perfect!
Posted: 11:18 am on May 6th

gailete gailete writes: Over the years I have made most of my clothes from my nursing uniforms to my Sunday clothes and regular clothes. Mostly I have made skirts and simple tops over the last few years. I am now experimenting with pillowcase dresses in my search for easy on and off clothing that is comfortable to wear as I have bad arthritis and need clothing that caters more to disabilities (no zippers, snaps, hooks and eyes, etc.), something that the pattern companies seem to ignore.(hint, hint to all those designers looking for a clothing need to focus on)

I thought I had it made when I went to my son's wedding and all the clothes that I took and wore were made my me and my only jewelry was a coordinating necklace made by my hubby!

I've had this book on my Amazon wish list for a while and would love to study it.
Posted: 11:16 am on May 6th

Carolsewmuch Carolsewmuch writes: The style of clothing I like to sew is fitted garments on my petite figure but with a large bust.

Posted: 11:15 am on May 6th

fiberthyme fiberthyme writes: I mostly like to sew "go to church" because that is when I like to look my best. Best fit, best fabric etc. So, I like casual slack outfits to tailored jacket suits. I sew with woven as well as knits. Whatever I sew, FIT is most important.
Posted: 11:15 am on May 6th

jennymead jennymead writes: I make mostly dresses these days. Would love to create my own patterns!
Posted: 11:11 am on May 6th

bubblebear bubblebear writes: I love to make elaborate dresses for evening wear. I recently made an Elsa dress for my grand-daughter that took me 3 weeks to make because I had to create the pattern for her, she now loves it so much that she wants me to make the ball gowns for Elsa and Anna. My work is never done.......
Posted: 11:09 am on May 6th

kprincegentry kprincegentry writes: Right now my clothing style is vintage. I love the looks from the 1940's and the 1950's. Vintage patterns are hard to find, they only come in one size per pattern package, and the woman size of those years are not what we are today, the pattern alterations came become overwhelming. Being able to draft my own patterns would give me the ability to get a perfect size pattern that could be adapted to vintage style clothing.
Posted: 10:52 am on May 6th

Marty_Marie Marty_Marie writes: Currently im making a ton of dresses. Ive had quite a few fails when it comes to a tailored shirt but i have taken a couple craftsy classes and i plan to take more cause they help a lot. I want to continue to sew professional looking garments and i am expanding my reference books because they help me a lot.
Posted: 8:27 am on May 6th

jozin100 jozin100 writes: Boy shorts swimsuit, because they fit.
Posted: 7:44 am on May 6th

ShiningStar ShiningStar writes: I like skirts because they are simple and you can make so many versions.
Posted: 3:21 am on May 6th

Chefti Chefti writes: I love to make skirts. Starting with a well fitting basic straight skirt block it is possible to create a multitude of patterns and make lots of different ones. I have trouble buying skirts that fit but making my own means I can have them fit well and that is much more slimming.
Posted: 1:17 am on May 6th

bekabug8 bekabug8 writes: I want to be able to draft my own pants!
Posted: 9:44 pm on May 5th

msladyjt msladyjt writes: I love to sew skirts, but I have developed a desire to make more classic and fitted garments. I guess looking at older fashion and fashion in other countries, besides the USA, has opened the door that not everything needs to be knit or considered comfy clothes. I've been on this road to learn fit and pattern making.
Posted: 6:23 pm on May 5th

jsinger jsinger writes: I love to sew jackets and vests to use as the basis for embellishment and fabric manipulation.
Posted: 6:10 pm on May 5th

user-3387873 user-3387873 writes: I love sewing dresses because I custom fit for figure flattery and fit to an imperfect figure.
Posted: 5:45 pm on May 5th

user-1050845 user-1050845 writes: My next level of learning would be pants. :)
Posted: 2:50 pm on May 5th

virb virb writes: Pencil skirts - they're easy to fit yet so stylish when made with quality fabric
Posted: 2:25 pm on May 5th

LaurelCJ LaurelCJ writes: I love to sew dresses, because I can use interesting prints (my favourites!) and not worry about matching separates.
Posted: 1:45 pm on May 5th

Karissajo Karissajo writes: Ooh, I've been ogling this book for a long while! I love to sew dresses because they are comfortable, flattering, and an easy one-piece outfit that makes getting dressed in the morning (and doing the laundry later) easy! Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 1:41 pm on May 5th

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