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Daffodil is made in a light voile and features a hand-woven technique across the front. You can add as many strips to the hem of the dress as you wish.
Use light fabric.
Sizes XS – 2XL
All Tina Givens sewing patterns are beautifully printed on white paper stock, with easy to follow instructions and detailed technical drawings.$29.00
Learn to use simple design principles to create unique improvisational quilts. Without using patterns, learn 5 easy piecing techniques to add to your improvisational toolbox – angled stripes, circles, blocks, curved strips and inset strips – and watch the art unfold before your eyes. Focus on colour combos and negative space to discover your personal style, and then add dazzling texture with free-motion stitching.
- Embrace your creative spirit – practice improv quilting using 5 easy blocks, circles and strip sets
- Design with negative space, colour recipes, and even irregular edges
- Finish quilts with free-motion texture and sleeve-free wall hanging techniques
This book gathers together 10 easy yet elegant projects celebrating the life and talents of Beatrix Potter.
With 10 appliqué and 6 embroidery designs, even beginning stitchers can work with hexagons to create a beautiful embroidered quilt, stitch up a cushion based on The Tailor of Gloucester, appliqué a wool storage box and construct a beautiful wedding quilt based on one from Beatrix Potter’s home. Plus, all-of-the designs can easily be adapted – just add a dash of imagination to create bags, appliquéd pinafores or embroidered gifts.
- Stitch by hand and by machine as you create projects the whole family will love
- Learn about the life and work of Beatrix Potter with historical vignettes
- Amazing appliqué tips
Join Ségolaine Schweizer for a new adventure, one filled with poetry and strolls through nature, sources of inspiration that Ségolaine tenderly transforms into beautiful stories made of recycled materials.
Inside her second book, you will find plaids, accessories and even a lovely winter coat, each and every one with detailed descriptions of each embroidery stitch used. Don’t miss out on this unique journey! Beauty, poetry and talent await you!
From Quiltmania with text in both English and French.$64.99
Top Relaxed fit, hip-length top with diagonal button front curving into funnel collar with optional buttons. Asymmetric and offset hemlines. Long tapered sleeves. Fabric Suggestions Light to medium-wt 2- or 4-way stretch knits. Light to medium-wt wovens in cotton, linen, silk, novelty weaves and rayon.
Pants Fitted, panelled pants with fly front zipper, below-calf back zipper detail and two-piece contour waistband. Pants sit slightly below waist. Fabric Suggestions Wovens with or without stretch in cotton, denim, linen or wool.
Sizes: XS to XXL$35.00
Spanning four centuries, the V&A's Fashion Collection is the most comprehensive in the world, housing unrivalled collections of dress, accessories, shoes and hats from the seventeenth century to the present day.
This thoroughly revised and redesigned edition shows the collection, from rare eighteenth-century gowns and exquisite bodices to 1930s evening wear, post-war couture and show-stopping ensembles by contemporary designers. Among the designers featured are Charles Frederick Worth, Madeleine Vionnet, Coco Chanel, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Mary Quant, Stephen Jones, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.$29.99