Monday, December 02, 2019

A Stylish Guide To Classic Sewing



Look what is out and I am so excited.  Yes, Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr have written another book and it is such  a good one.


A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing

Description from C&T Publishing website
Discover the secrets to sewing a stylish wardrobe with staying power! This spirited guide walks you through thirty timeless garments to make for yourself, including a must-have button-up shirt, tailored trousers, a flattering A-line dress, and the indispensable modern classic pencil skirt (pattern and instructions included). With a conversational narrative, the authors have created an engaging, informative guide to sewing by tracing the origins of each garment, along with styling and sewing tips, charming fashion illustrations, and a modeled photo gallery.
• Sew your own clothes, save thousands of dollars, and look like a million bucks!
• Spark your sewing magic and awaken your personal style with thirty timeless garments
• Enjoy whimsical fashion illustrations, a modeled photo gallery, and sewing and styling tips




In the introduction, Sarah and Julie have written "we wrote A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing to trigger sewing mojo and awaken your personal style by presenting 30 timeless garments which have endured the test of time and carried dozens of trends through the decades"   That they did in this book, you will find chapters on these garments which includes the history, characteristics, sewing tips  and fabric suggestions.  The chapters even have a How to Style section!  I love this part, sometimes I finish something great and then struggle on how to wear it.  Thank you Sarah and Julie for such great advice.


This book is so well-written and the illustrations are amazing
image from C&T Publishing website

A look at the contents page
image from Amazon site


I am so honored to be part of this book,16  contributors are included in 
"The Classic Garment Gallery"

This Vogue 9275 is one garment you will find in the gallery as part of the classic style, The Turtleneck.



I recently wore this garment with my plaid trench coat


You can purchase this book or eBook at
C&T Publishing 
Amazon


I am so excited about another thing connected with this book.  I have a copy to give away!  Please leave a blog comment on why you are excited for A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing

This giveaway is opened worldwide.  US resident will receive the book, if the winner lives outside the US then they will be emailed a digital copy of this book.

Winner will be drawn December 8th.

Here is the full blog tour schedule


Dec 2  Lori VanMaanen 
Instagram -@girlsinthegarden

Dec 3 Andrea Birkan
Instagram - @andreabirkan

Dec 4 Anita Morris
Instagram - @anitabydesign

Dec 5 Karen Helm 
Instagram - @fiftydresses

Dec 6 Alex Florea 
Instagram - @sewserendipity

Dec 7 Lucy VanDoorn
Instagram - @myloveaffairwithsewing

Dec 7 Cennetta Burwell
Instagram - @mahoganystylist

Dec 8 Manju Nittala
Blog - sewmanju.com
Instagram - @sewmanju

Dec 8 Dorcas Ross
Instagram - @lonestarcouture

41 comments:

  1. I consider my wardrobe as "me-made Talbots." This book would be extremely helpful in achieving that.

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  2. I love classic style clothes.

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  3. Sarah and Julie both have such great classic style! I would love to use their book as a reference for filling in the gaps in my wardrobe.

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  4. I have their other book so I know I'd love to have this one too! Karen

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  5. I just have clothes, not a wardrobe, so I could certainly use this!

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  6. I am just starting my journey toward a me-made wardrobe. This book will be a great guide for my journey!!!

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  7. I'm so interested to see what garments they included.

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  8. Been waiting for this book! Looks so good, who doesn’t need a classic wardrobe!

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  9. I have no sense of real fashion or style so this will be a nice guide.

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  10. Good luck to Sarah and Julie on their new book. Its nice to see classic lines being shown again. Your outfit is a modern version of classics.

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  11. I have always loved classic styles and have just recently returned to garment sewing. Would love to have this book for inspiration.

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  12. This book looks awesome. I'm home now after working in the corporate world for 40 years and it's a whole different world. I need all the help I can get to redefine my style. I miss dressing up and looking good!

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  13. It's hard to pull patterns together to make a positive closet contribution. I'm looking forward to this book!

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    1. Hey Lucille come read my blog about the winner of the book, it is you!

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  14. Congratulations on making it in the book. Can't wait to order my copy (since I never win anything). Classic is always in style.

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  15. Loved their last book and I am sure this one will be just as good! Julie and Sarah both have such great style as well as amazing sewing skills.

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  16. As a female engineer, I hope to sew classic and tailored clothing that reflects my personality, but still commands respect.

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  17. Love their style, their first book and admire their sewing skills. Would love to have their second book too.

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  18. I love classic fashion but need help to make it my own. I am sure that I would find many tips and ideas in this book.

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  19. Sarah and Julie both have amazing sewing skills and really know fashion, can't wait to read their book.

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  20. This book will be therapy for me. Can't wait to browse through the pages and be inspired by two very talented artists, Sarah and Julie.

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  21. posting for pj_allison on IG - she does not have a google account to post on blog- her comment - "This book looks like it would be a great inspiration to get back to sewing for myself again as my granddaughters have outgrown the need for smocked and heirloom dresses I love to make.

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  22. comment for indoorshannon - can't post on blog - "You're in a book, that is amazing and of course it's awesome for a turtleneck because because it's a favorite for for me too. I couldn't comment on your blog post for some reason but wanted to let you know it seems like an amazing book.

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  23. posting for house_of_gill as she cannot post on this blog. This from IG - Julie Starr and Sarah Gunn have great taste so the book should be a smash. Can't wait to see it.

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  24. Julie H could not leave a comment - she says Sarah and Julie’s book looks like a terrific reference.

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  25. This book seems to speak my clothing language - classic!!

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  26. I love sewing! And classic clothes...what could be better?

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  27. This looks like a wonderful book. Would love to have some guidelines for stylish sewing!

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  28. Wow, what a great book to get a wardrobe started instead of many pieces that don't go together. Congrats on being included in it!

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  29. Need to complete a capsule wardrobe and this would be the perfect help I need

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  30. You mean, a combination of reading, sewing, wardrobe, style, history? Why yes, those are my favorite things ever. Thanks for telling us about this book. Helpful, informative and cute illustrations? If I don't win it, I'm buying it!

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  31. Looks like lots of inspiration for creating a wonderful new wardrobe in Sarah and Julie's new book

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  32. The classic style has worked for me for the past 50 years. I am eager to add an updated version to my wardrobe.

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  33. I go to classics to wear under my more "art teacher" lagenlook items. It helps bring attention to those more creative pieces and, if I'm in a very conservative situation, I can know my classics will be perfect when I take off the artsy piece(s)

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  34. I want to challenge myself to create a new wardrobe using each of the outfits presented in this book. These are just the styles I am looking for and I always can use advice on how to dress them up and accessorize them. I love the look of this book!

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  35. I like the idea of sewing classics versus falling into the "trend" trap. Would love to see how the authors describe the classics in an overall wardrobe. Timeless is good! Thanks.

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  36. What a beautifully put-together book. It would provide so much inspiration. Love seeing handmade garments on real people.

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  37. I would love to win this wonderfully put together book. Thanks so much.

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  38. Such a wonderful reference book. Those illustrations are so pretty!

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  39. This looks like such an amazing resource. I love that they've used real people in their own creations to help illustrate. It should be a great guide for those of us trying to move from sewing clothes to creating a workable wardrobe.

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  40. This looks like great capsule wardrobe inspiration!

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