I love the title of this book!
- discovery of something fortunate: the accidental discovery of something pleasant, valuable, or useful
- gift for discovery: a natural gift for making pleasant, valuable, or useful discoveries by accident
How true is that!
This is exactly how I feel about sewing… and apparel sewing in particular. I never thought it was something I would be able to do with much success but I’m so excited and encouraged by the outcome of the patterns I’ve been attempting lately!
I want to thank Sally at Sally’s Angelworks for this book! I received it through her blog. I’ve seen other bloggers talking about this book and I instantly knew that I wanted it! I’m so lucky to have received not only a copy – but a signed copy. Thanks so much Sally!!
Sew Serendipity is so well done. I love the beginning of the book which goes over in detail a number of the techniques laid out in the book. My favourite is the overview of how to use the ruffle foot attachment. I’m really excited to give this a try!
There are three sections in the book. Skirts, dresses (with tunic options), and jackets. And I certainly have a favourite in each section. In the skirts, I love the Tailored Skirt. It’s so elegant yet has options for making it really unique and personal. I can see myself making a few of these for work wear this summer.
And I’m really into dresses this year. Paired with a cardigan, it’s perfect for warm summer days and cool air conditioned work offices. I love the design of the Frayed Tunic Dress (yup, I’m using my ruffle foot attachment for this one!).
And in the jacket section – I’m really excited to tackle the Silk and Linen Jacket. Doesn’t that look super classy!
The book comes complete with full-size patterns. I really can’t wait to dive in!
What’s your favourite book right now? Do you tend to focus your sewing more on apparel, quilting, home decor or something else?