If you've followed me on Instagram or Facebook this week, you'll have seen daily posts about The Savvy Seamstress blog tour and all the giveaways on various blogs and Instagram accounts. The winners will be drawn tomorrow (or the day after that, for the USA blogs), so there's still time to do the rounds and get your name in every barrel. (Some giveaways have more participants than others, so the odds might be in your favour if you look for the smaller barrels...! ;) )
Here are the links...
If you take a look through the blog posts on the tour, you'll get to see what others have made and learned through using The Savvy Seamstress, and you'll get a better idea of what it's about.
In case you've missed what the book is all about... It's about altering design features on your existing sewing patterns. For example, the above two photos are other variations of the little blouses I blogged last time (and they're the same size blouse, only on different sized kids). Yep - techniques for adapting the designs of collars, necklines and sleeves are all in the book - from patternmaking to sewing instructions.
Pants (above) can be made with infinitely variable pockets, zippers (fly front or side/back invisible or lapped zippers) and the waistband could be removed and replaced by a facing - instructions for all those things are in the book....
The version below (straight, angled hip pockets, fly front) is actually going to be a finished You Sew Girl sewing pattern soon. Watch this space!
Thanks to all the bloggers, Instagrammers and to my publishers for participating in the blog tour. And good luck to all who are in the draw for a free copy of the book.