Sewing your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe
5 key pieces to tailor to your style
Published 05 Oct 2017
Size 250 x 210 MM
Composed of go-to pieces that can be dressed up or down, a capsule wardrobe is a perfect antidote to overstuffed chests of drawers and ill-fitting, cheap clothing. In this beautiful book, containing full-size, pull-out patterns, dressmaker Arianna Cadwallader and designer Cathy McKinnon present instructions for 5 key pieces: a jersey vest; an elegant skirt; a simple blouse; contemporary trousers; and a classic shift dress.
The focus is on getting a great fit and all the patterns can be adapted to suit you perfectly, whether you prefer long, short or cap sleeves, a high or low waistline, or slim, straight or wide-legged trousers. Aimed at advanced beginners, the book guides you through how to measure yourself, which fabrics to choose, and all the sewing techniques you'll need for an easy and effortless style.
Arianna Cadwallader runs sewing school Saturday Sewing Sessions in Chelsea. She has a degree in Costume Interpretation and has previously worked on costumes for films including the Harry Potter series. She appeared on Channel 4's This Old Thing and worked with Dawn O'Porter on her BOB clothing line. Cathy McKinnon is the designer who founded Cloth magazine. She is now the art director for Simple Things magazine.