5 Helpful & Inspiring Sewing Books

If you’re crazy about buying sewing patterns then you’ll love learning with these inspiring and helpful sewing books. Here are some of the most adorable books which have really shaped me on my sewing journey.

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1. Vogue Sewing

Vogue Sewing is the perfect book for beginner sewers and also an incredible guide for the more advanced. It guides you through the basics of pattern tracing, adjustments, cutting fabric, sewing techniques, machine advice, shaping, finishing and much more. Even after years of sewing I always find this book useful and am continually learning something new.

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Colette Macaron Dress

Hello to the gorgeous dresses in 2019! This year has been so amazing for me, I’m at a point where I’m so happy and content and really want to get back into doing more things that I love, and that includes sewing! I’m taking a step back from some of my side projects and focusing more on myself! So what better way to start by creating a brand new Colette Macaron dress… or two!

Description: This is a beautiful two-toned dress including front pockets a pleated skirt and small capped sleeves. Perfect for beginner sewers as Colette includes easy-to-follow instructions.
Pattern: Colette Macaron Dress
Material: Cotton sateen and cotton jersey

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Colette Laurel Dress

Pattern: Colette Laurel
Description: This chic and simple shift dress is easy to sew, astoundingly versatile, and comfortable to wear year-round.
Fabric used: Cotton sateen with a cotton poplin lining

The Colette Laurel was a very easy, simple dress to construct, perfect for work or for casual dress occasions. The main changes I made for this pattern is because it was a very loose fit. I probably could have gone down a whole size but I cut it out first, making a muslin and decided to add some long front and back darts to bring it in.

This version is a bit more body hugging, however I like this style and still find it comfortable and casual. If it was a different material such as a linen or denim it may have been fine at that larger size. I guess it’s just a preference as to how you like your clothing to fit.

A great pattern though, I highly recommend!