We are so excited to celebrate the release of our second book, A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing! Sharing our love of fashion sewing with readers led us to a style genre that is here to stay - The Classics. These straightforward silhouettes represent the heart of past, present and future fashion, and they are easily adaptable to fleeting trends.
We quickly discovered that customizing classic patterns is what fashion sewing is all about - making it work for YOU!
A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing chronicles 30 beloved classic silhouettes that lie at the core of women’s wardrobes, and first up is the A-Line Skirt.
While the A-line skirt is a great starting place for beginners or those returning to garment sewing after an extended break, this easy pattern is also ideal for customizing to fit your style. Cute, tailored or mod… mini, knee length or midi - you’ve got this.
Home dec, twill, denim, corduroy, woolens make great every day A-lines. Since this skirt requires so little fabric, consider splurging on velvet, tapestry, brocade, silk or lace for special occasion clothes! With proper needles and a few special techniques, leather and suede can be sewn at home with excellent results.
Much of our inspiration comes from Ready to Wear designer skirts featuring gorgeous fabrics, tailored details and creative embellishments. (The over the top prices you see are correct!)
Whether you choose a zipper closure, wrap style or button front, the A-Line skirt is an ideal choice to rev up your sewjo.
Below is a selection from our tried and true skirt patterns.
Ready to jumpstart your A-Line adventures ? All it takes is a small investment of time + a yard of fabric for an always-classic wardrobe pick-me up!
Turn to the classics and you’ll never be led astray!
Order A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing here!