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...!


  1. Hi Sarah, this looks great - I can make darts but have no idea about manipulating them as I'm fairly new to it all too! Would be great to have some hand holding...

  2. Ooh, looks good. I keep reading about dart manipulation and I know I need to learn a bit about it, but it's all a bit of a foreign language to me

    1. Congratulations Sally! DM or email me your contact details and I will forward them to the author Heather. She will send the book directly to you! Enjoy!

  3. What a clever book. I'm very interested in this but don't feel you have to include me in the competition x

  4. This looks like a really useful book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Oh please enter me too everyone is right it is something I do but don't understand really would love to have the knowledge to do it better....

  6. Darts are such a tricky thing to get right, this looks very handy!

  7. This looks brilliant, I am a beginner but don't really understand how to change things yet so I would love to enter.

  8. Wow this looks great. from what you've shown us so far, i could really use this book.
    Thanks for giveaway!