The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook
by Nora Abousteit with Alison Kelly
Published by Potter Craft
Gifted by BurdaStyle
Reviewed by Karisa Tell
Very rarely is there a book that can be useful to both the novice sewer and the expert, but this book succeeds at appealing to the entire sewing community. You can sew an entire wardrobe using the 5 patterns included with this book, as the book walks the reader through the process of tweaking patterns to change the style, fit, and overall look of a garment. You'll learn how to sew a skirt, a blouse, a dress, a jacket, and a bag with the patterns and instructions included in this book, and you'll also see variations of each pattern as conceived by BurdaStyle members. Follow their suggestions or use them as inspiration for your own pattern tweaking, and you'll see just how easy it is to turn 5 patterns into a versatile, handmade wardrobe.