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by Patti Gilstrap,Seryn Potter

eBook Flirt Skirts: Learn How to Sew, Customize, and Style Your Very Own Skirts download ISBN: 0307586693
Author: Patti Gilstrap,Seryn Potter
Publisher: Potter Craft (May 17, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 128
ePub: 1200 kb
Fb2: 1993 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Graphic Design

Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter are the team behind Flirt Brooklyn, fashion-forward boutiques that .

Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter are the team behind Flirt Brooklyn, fashion-forward boutiques that feature emerging designers, and Home Ec, a workshop space where fashion and creativity meet in hands-on, project-focused classes teaching sewing, knitting, and more. Product details and still get some nice ideas if you.

potter craft books flirt skirts. here is the long awaited sewing book from flirt the fabulous brooklyn boutique known for its fresh outlook and flattering designs. flirt founders patti gilstrap and seryn potter believe that all you need is three basic skirt patterns a line pencil and flare

potter craft books flirt skirts. flirt founders patti gilstrap and seryn potter believe that all you need is three basic skirt patterns a line pencil and flare. flir potter craft books flirt skirts.

Learn How to Sew, Customize, and Style Your Very Own Skirts.

Flirt Skirts : Learn How to Sew, Customize, and Style Your Very Own Skirts. by Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter. From Flirt, the Brooklyn boutique known for its fresh outlook and flattering designs, comes "Flirt Skirts," which pairs basic skirt styles-from A-line to pencil-with 20 projects. Includes photographs, step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, pattern templates, and more.

128 p. : 23 cm. All you need are three basic skirt patterns - A-line, pencil, and flare. Soon you'll have your own wardrobe of flattering, wear-anywhere skirts! Includes index.

Patti Gilstrap, Seryn Potter. Place of Publication. Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter are the team behind FLIRT Brooklyn, fashion-forward boutiques that feature emerging designers, and Home Ec, a workshop space where fashion and creativity meet in hands-on, project-focused classes teaching sewing, knitting and more. Country of Publication.

Since opening in 2000, the creative team behind Flirt, Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter, have designed hundreds of unique skirts through the store's immensely popular Custom Skirt program-they have also seemingly taught half of Brooklyn to sew in their Home Ec Sewing Studio. Now it all comes together with this must-have collection of skirts that anyone can sew Patti and Seryn's philosophy is simple: All you need is 3 basic skirt patterns-A-line, Pencil, and Flare.

Published in the United States by Potter Craft, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York.

Since opening in 2000, the creative team behind Flirt, Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter, have designed hundreds of unique skirts through the store’s immensely popular Custom Skirt program-they have also seemingly taught half of Brooklyn to sew in their Home Ec Sewing Studio. With photographs of finished projects, step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, pattern templates, perfect fit how-tos, and styling tips, you’ll find that every skirt in this indispensable book is utterly sewable and totally wearable, suiting every figure, lifestyle, and level of sewing skill.

The Paperback of the Flirt Skirts: Learn How to Sew, Customize, and Style Your Very Own Skirts by Patti Gilstrap, Seryn Potter. Talented Brooklyn designers, Seryn Potter & Patti Gilstrap (Costume designer for Treehouse Shakers) have their own sewing book out. Flirt Skirts - book on how to modify basic a line, pencil and flare skirt patterns to make them unique and fashionable. I pinned this Flirt Skirts from the Craft Room event at Joss and Main! Flirt Skirts - Another example of making a few basics silhouttes and adding a ton of variations. I bet you do.

Here is the long-awaited sewing book from Flirt, the fabulous Brooklyn boutique known for its fresh outlook and flattering designs. Since opening in 2000, the creative team behind Flirt, Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter, have designed hundreds of unique skirts through the store’s immensely popular Custom Skirt program—they have also seemingly taught half of Brooklyn to sew in their Home Ec Sewing Studio. Now it all comes together with this must-have collection of skirts that anyone can sew!            Patti and Seryn’s philosophy is simple: All you need is 3 basic skirt patterns—A-line, Pencil, and Flare. Then add unique details to each skirt to create your own, one-of-a-kind designs. Flirt Skirts pairs these basic skirts with 20 fabulous projects, so you’ll soon have your own wardrobe of flattering, wear-anywhere skirts.            With photographs of finished projects, step-by-step instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, pattern templates, perfect fit how-tos, and styling tips, you’ll find that every skirt in this indispensable book is utterly sewable and totally wearable, suiting every figure, lifestyle, and level of sewing skill. You will want to make them all!
Comments: (7)
Shaktizragore
I am a seamstress and knitter that loves books on sewing and knitting, so I have a tendancy to order most of the newer books that come out~ I had very high expectations for this book but was disappointed for several reasons~
First of all, I do think this book caters to a very unigue age demographic. and not to women of all ages that wear skirts
This was the first thing that bothered me, b/c I DO wear skirts ( a LOT!) and bought it looking for refreshing ideas to add to my wardbrobe.
Being a die hard knitter also. I look for ideas that I can wear w/ my handknits, and I never make something that is what I call an " orphan" , I always sew something that can be worn w/ at least 3 items I already own

There is nothing new or exciting about this book .and the largest problen I DO have w/ this book ..is that I will have to spend extra time and money to enlarge the very simple patterns that are in this book!

How hard would it have been to include the * three* fullsize patterns in the back of the book cover that most of the other books I have recently purchased are doing??

I am talking about THREE skirt patterns here,,,not 10!

I am certain that I will not keep this book,I will send it back, b/c it does not appeal to my personal asthetic ~ there is nothing in this book I would consider making,
I already own 3 patterns that are in this book purchased on sale for a grand total of 99 cents when on sale or self drafted( for that matter y0u can get a Vogue patterns on sale for as little as 3$$ which are far more classy than these patterns and pattern ideas are here!)

Knowing that skirts are very much in style, i honsetly think you can do better than this book,,,if you have not already tried SEW WHAT SKIRTS, maybe you would consider it,,,,in that book you will be taught how to draft your own skirts to ANY Size be it you, or your youngest daughter.. and *still* get some nice ideas if you can get past the fabric choices of that book also( a key note here is it is ALWAYS about fabric choice when one sews or we would not be sewing in the first place!) You will also have perfect fitting skirts, b/c they teach you that it is the measurements that count , you simply cannot go wrong( I keep that one for reference when I want to whip up a few fast skirts that I Know will fit ) Otherwise w, the patterns in this book ( as well as others) you really should make a muslin first to tweak the fit before you cut into your good fabric,,,and I would add it would be a good idea to do that to any pattern you work on be it skirts, or dresses) That is just sewing 101.

I have to add that one idea ( to add to one of the 3 skirt patterns ) was SO ridiculous I do not knoow how one could even SIT down comfortably with the huge ruffles on the back of ths skirt~ which start right below a part of your body that you many not want to call attention to in the first place ( your behind to be precise) I might add this was done on the pencil skirt to boot!
I am not a large size , actually I am a size 2-4 so its not that these are unwearable for my particular figure,,,(,they are,),its just that they are not ATTRACTIVE OR CLASSY skirts and it is NOT worth the price of this book to have to go to Kinko's to enlarge 3 VERY BASIC patterns that could be purchased for under a dollar apiece!

Want to get a book to teach you how to fit yourself w/ basic skirts ??
As I mentioned before,,,get SEW WHAT SKIRTS
You will be able to get a perfect fitting skirt ( A line, straight, etc) ,SAME that is offered in this book* w/more ideas* but be sure to look up any corrections to directions which is something I always do and yes that book had one error that has been correctied ( 87 review to date mostly ALL positive~

I am extremely disappointed b/c I was expecting so much more than this from these authors.
Angana
Let me first say that the method of construction shown in this book is, sadly, what is found in even quite expensive high-end ready-to-wear clothing these days. The book isn't teaching tailoring or fine sewing methods, nor does it set out to. But I also agree with much in Cultured Purl's review. I bought the book because I saw couple of skirts in magazines recently that I really loved but thought the prices were outrageously high for what they were. We've all had the "I can make that for a lot less." reaction if you sew or craft in any way!! I've sewed since I was in high school and used to make almost all my own clothes because I'm tall. I stopped when life got too busy, and tall clothes that weren't "big and tall" became more available. So it's been over 20 years since I seriously sat down to sew clothing. As I read through all the instructions for each of the variations and styles, it was clear to me that a new or inexperienced sewer coming into this cold wasn't going to understand a lot of the directions particularly for the skirt variations. I know how to do what the authors wanted me to do and the written instructions weren't helpful in explaining how to do it. Perhaps it's different if this was a teaching aid in their classes where the authors are simultaneously showing someone how to do something, but it's quite inadequate alone. And I seriously detest having to go to the copy store and have patterns blown up. The charted grid in the back of the book is an improvement over that in that it allows you to dot grid your own muslin and make a permanent pattern, or do the same with pattern paper. The styles are clever and cute, and I did find one that would allow me to replicate one of the skirts I saw in the magazine, so I'm not sorry I got it. But for a beginning sewer, I would suggest going to a fabric store (you have to go for fabric and notions anyway) and buy yourself a good A-line skirt pattern for the first go round. (or flare, or pencil, depending on what your dying-to-have first project is - but A-line is easiest. Oh sigh - it's what we all had to make in Home Economics class in 7th grade. The first one is always awful - just like pancakes. So you may want to consider buying something ugly and cheap from the remnant fabrice pile for practice to make your very first skirt ever with. Really.) You'll have an alternative set of instructions if anything isn't clear to you - unless you have an experienced sewing friend to help you, so it's like having a second guide and that's never a bad thing. Believe me, you won't miss the "fullfillment" of drafting your own pattern - I'm going to go buy a flare skirt pattern myself right now because it will just save me time so I can start sewing!
Burilar
I love the variety of the skirt patterns n tips! I only wish actual patterns were included but im fortunate to live in bklyn n visit the authors boutiques at whim!!! Love u guys! Its where i learned to sew n be bold with color choices!!
Goodman
I have used this book as a reference device many times since it's arrival. I would recommend to family and friends.
Doomwarden
Adorable looks and ideas. Skirts are so in right now. I enjoy the picture ideas and all of the instructions.
Hellstaff
I bought this book after reading it in a bookstore. It seemed to propose great ideas for cute skirts based in just 3 simple patterns; that was very appealing to me, as a novice to clothes making, but not a novice to sew. But when I started making a skirt, I realized it is not very easy to use. The reason is very silly: I'm having a hard time getting the patterns to real life size.

I thought that enlarge and print it was going to be just a moment, but I had to scan the patterns (making sure they are straight), cut all extra spaces (since I don't want to waste paper in titles or empty spaces), enlarge them and print them in separated pages (something not as straightforward as I thought), and use tape to glue 6 different pages together, carefully ensuring dot lines were straight and the distance between dots was preserved in every union. You'd think it's not that hard, but in the great scheme of things, I don't understand why the authors decided not to include the patterns in real size, opting instead for getting me very frustrated before I can even think of getting the fabric out of the drawers.
Water
I bought one for me and one for a friend and it's a great gift. Really easy and cute!
Awesome ideas and easy to follow instructions