Monday, 13 May 2013

And the winner is...

The winner of the Sewing and Fitting with Darts book is...

Congratulations Sally!  DM or email me your contact details and I will pass it on to Heather who will send you the book directly.  Enjoy!

Sunday, 5 May 2013


So excited my first giveaway!

I was kindly asked by Heather Claus to review her new book Sewing and Fitting with Darts and there's a copy to give away!  If you fancy winning a copy just pop a comment below and the random winner will be announced on 12th May.  This is open to everyone around the globe, easypeasy!

I'm a beginner slowly building my knowledge and confidence in the sewing world.  I loved this book!  The instructions are super clear.  Heather sent me the digital copy which had links to online discussion forums for most chapters, great if you're a Kindle user or like reading on your mobile device (if not you can see them on her website)!  Heather talks you through the perfect dart - I wondered where I was going wrong with the finish and now I know!

I'm definitely going to give it a go.  Perhaps starting with adding and removing dart shaping, I often have problems with fitting around the chest.

The book also includes a pants, sleeve and bodice slopers (blocks).  

One thing I would say is this book is not for the more advanced, I think it's pretty simple techniques but perfect for the beginner.  This is the first in a series of  books.  Can't wait for the next! Heather will give away one copy, so if you fancy one you know what to do!  Pop a comment below, go on you, know you want to...!