Sarah Gunn (from Goodbye Valentino fame) and Julie Starr have authored a second, sewing related book. The first was, of course, The Tunic Bible (see here for details) and I was completely honoured when they asked if they could use some of my images of items I have sewn in their new book, A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing.
This is not a book of sewing patterns (although one pattern is included; more on that in a moment). This is a book which will educate and inspire you to sew items to create a classic wardrobe. The book covers 5 garments (skirts, tops, dresses, pants and outerwear), with an additional chapter on menswear pajamas and wraps (30 garments in total). Each chapter covers different classic styles of that particular garment (e.g. outwear covers jeans-style jackets, blazers, trench coats and french jackets) and gives you some history, characteristics, sewing tips and fabric suggestions, as well as suggestions on how to style the garment and fashion icons who wore the garment well. It’s a fascinating and enjoyable read and completely encapsulates Sarah’s and Julie’s own style.
The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with whimsical illustrations by illustrator Beth Briggs and it’s refreshing to see a variety of body shapes and skin tones represented, and that also includes the the garment gallery which features lots of familiar faces from the sewing blogging community.
As mentioned the book also includes a full size pull out pattern for a Modern Classic Pencil Skirt which comes in sizes 2 – 22. All in all, this is a fabulous book which any stylish sewist needs in their library!
I have one copy of A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing to giveaway. This giveaway is open to anyone, worldwide, although if you live outside the USA you will receive a digital copy of the book. The giveaway is going to close at 8am GMT Monday 9th December 2019 to allow entries from other time zones. Sorry for the short window but that is why I have extended the time frame slightly. Just leave a comment down below and make sure you have used a email that I can contact you through to receive your prize.
There is also a blog tour featuring the following blogging superstars! Go visit their blogs or find them on Instagram to find out more on their thoughts and to enter the giveaway more times.
December 2 Lori VanMaanen
December 3 Andrea Birkan
December 4 Anita Morris
December 5 Karen Helm
December 6 Alex Florea
December 7 Cennetta Burwell
December 7 Lucy van Doorn
December 8 Dorcas Ross
This giveaway has now closed.