The Essentials Garments Series work together to help you create endless combinations to start your handmade wardrobe. Each pattern booklet includes 24 pages of inspirational photos, straightforward instructions, pull-out pattern pages, and embellishment ideas to help you personalize your handmade wardrobe. These patterns are written for the confident beginner to intermediate sewist, who has some knowledge of basic garment making and sewing vocabulary. We want you to feel beautiful and confident in your handmade clothes.
- Six Variations
- Intermediate Skill Level
The pattern starts with a basic garment, walking you through Karen’s signature process to get the perfect fit for your own body. Then, we show you how to modify the garment from a top to a dress to a skirt, and so on, giving the opportunity for you to create a whole wardrobe of pieces with just one or two patterns. Options for sleeve length, neck line, type of item, and hem length are all included.
The last chapter of each pattern shows you a handful of ways to add embellishments to your creations, taking them from wonderful basics to couture pieces. Full colour throughout and filled with beautiful and inspirational photography, there is a look for everyone. Tank, t-shirt, tunic, dress and skirt versions, embellishments, and more, the patterns are an amazing value. Aimed toward the confident sewer, a valuable list of garment making books is included as suggested material for those who need a little more practiced before jumping in to these Japanese style patterns.