I was delighted to be asked to join the Book Tour, following some of my favourite sewing bloggers, for Wendy Ward’s new tome ‘A Beginners Guide to Sewing Knitted Fabrics’. This was originally scheduled to happen earlier in the year but was delayed whilst the book went to reprint, as the original run sold out within two days!
I made two garments from the book by way of a review…the Monsal Lounge Pants and the Kinder Cardigan – patterns which have both proved very popular!
The book is split into two main parts, ‘Techniques’ and Projects’ and includes paper pieces for six basic pattern blocks which can be hacked and altered in a variety of ways to make many more. It is, as the title implies, a book intended for beginners, however, there is enough here for the more advanced sewist too.
My full book review post, which also details my Makes from it, has been posted as part of the second leg of the Tour schedule over on Minerva Craft’s blog HERE. I’ve summed it up quite succinctly, I think, with the title 😉
Given that it’s been a while since I’ve made both these garments, I can tell you I’ve worn them a ridiculous amount! Secret Pyjamas for the win!!!! If you want a copy of the book there is, wink wink nudge nudge, a whopping 25% discount on the £12.99 cover price at MAKEetc.com until 21st April!
Also, if you haven’t already, you may also want to check out these reviews from the Tour so far :
- So, Zo What Do You Know
- A Happy Stitch
- Handmade Jane
- Very Kerry Berry
- Marilla Walker
- Sew DIY
- House of Pinheiro
- By Hand London
- What Katie Sews
What’s your favourite secret pjyama patterns?!
Until next time, happy sewing lovely peeps x