Hi fashion sewers and welcome to another Fashion Sewing Blog article.
In this post, I want to briefly return to the subject of my eBook, Fashion Sewers Guide to Great Sewing Projects, and examine, how it really can help anybody wanting to delve into this wonderful art.
What’s more, I’ll do this with the help of readers testimonials.
So, before we go any further, let’s take a look at a couple of comments I received via email.
Janet said -
‘Colleen. I’ve just purchased your book and it’s great. Loads of really useful information and an easy read. Well done you!’
‘Super book. I’m just starting out sewing and your blog and book are a God send. Thank you for all of your hard work.’
It’s comments like those above that go on to reinforce why I continue to do what I do. If you guy’s want to learn, then I’m more than happy to teach. Thank you.
I Wrote My Book For You, Not Me!
It’s taken me years, a lot of pain, hardship and endless frustrations to develop the skill set I now possess.
And I’m still learning!
Looking back, there were times when I endured needless headaches, wasted money and moments of throwing the towel in. If I only knew then, what I know now.
Ask yourself a question -
Does that ring true for you?
In short, I wrote Fashion Sewers Guide to Great Sewing Projects to help, to assist and guide you during what can be a very long fashion sewing journey.
Not quite a cure for headaches but it can ease the pain!
‘I’ve just come back to sewing after a few years off and your book has gone a long way to helping me remember things I forgot I remembered.’
‘Loving the book Colleen. Can’t wait to read others you write!’
Continue reading as there’s a little treat for you further down the page!
So What Can You Expect From The Book!
10 Chapters, written with YOU in mind, covering all things fashion sewing.
If nothing else, my eBook is a handy guide, a ‘sewing buddy‘ if you like, to refer back to for encouragement and inspiration.
I’ve been a fashion designer, a teacher and business woman, so I like to believe that I know what I’m talking about.
1 – Tools and Equipment
2 – You and Your Sewing Space
3 – A Checklist for Buying Sewing Patterns
4 – A Checklist for Buying Fabrics
5 – You and Your Sewing Machine
6 – Why You Need to Learn How to Hand Sew
7 – How to Start and Manage Your Sewing Project
8 – Fitting
9 – Build a Creative Wardrobe the Sewing Project Way
But where’s chapter 10? Keep reading!
If you harbour a passion for fashion, want to create and develop key fashion sewing techniques that enable you to create your own professionally made clothing, or simply want an easy read,then Fashion Sewers Guide to Great Sewing Projects is the book for YOU.
‘I can not thank you enough. I’ve read your book twice so far and continue to find new bits of information. I’d certainly recommend it!’
So, I did promise a little treat!
As a BIG thank you to all of those readers who continue to give me and Fashion Sewing Blog their continued support, you’ll find chapter 10, entitled – ‘The Power of Fashion Sewing’ below.
The Power of Fashion Sewing
I hope that by reading this eBook if nothing else, I have managed to stir something inside of you and potentially wake those creative harbouring’s, that for years have lain ever still and dormant. Maybe I’ve motivated you enough to rush out to the shops to buy your very first ever sewing pattern or given you new impetus to awaken skills that you long since forgot. No matter which, I hope, more than anything, I’ve extracted the virtues of fashion sewing and if but one person reading this picks up a needle and thread, then I’ve done my job and helped fashion sewing grow into a new, exciting and modern age.
Making your own clothes can be more than simply following set down instructions to create an image, mirrored only on the front of a sewing pattern envelope. Fashion sewing can be a case of self-discovery, embraced by day to day living that inherently fulfils a basic human instinct to build and to create. It instils that feeling of glamour and celebrity; promoting renewed self-confidence as made to measure pieces hang elegantly from an empowered frame. Fashion sewing is not just the preserve of the older generation, sat in dusty church halls darning socks. It is a lifestyle indulgence for all.
It’s time to step out from the shadows and show off to the world. It’s what every sewing project cries out for. You’ve spent valuable time, money and effort to give your project a voice and to stifle it now is criminal. It’s not about being boastful or big headed; it’s about making small changes to your lifestyle for the better. Just see what fashion sewing really can do for you -
• Builds self confidence
• Dress for your body shape
• Improves body posture
• Promotes good well being
• Gives a deeper understanding of clothing oneself
• Develops an appreciation of a true lifestyle indulgence
• Enables sharing the love, hopes and aspirations of sew it yourself couture
Find your comfort zone within fashion sewing and all of the points raised will simply fall into place with very little effort from yourself. All I ask in return; is that you share your skills with later generations and continue to grow our fashion sewing community to allow others to embrace and develop further.
The true power of fashion sewing is now in your hands. Do not be put off track when hard times hit or sticking points seem too big to conquer. Just look how far you have already come. Reflect on what you can do now compared to what you could before. Imagine what you can do tomorrow that you cannot today. And how do I know this you may ask yourself as you get ready to close the book? I’m living proof!
It’s easy to get your copy!
Simply visit my eBook Store and follow the links!
Thank you everybody for a wealth of support.
Happy fashion sewing
Colleen G Lea