Sew Serendipity

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I love the title of this book!

ser·en·dip·i·ty
 [ sèrrən díppətee ]
  1. discovery of something fortunate: the accidental discovery of something pleasant, valuable, or useful
  2. 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!!


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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!

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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.

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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!).

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And in the jacket section – I’m really excited to tackle the Silk and Linen Jacket. Doesn’t that look super classy!

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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?

One thought on “Sew Serendipity

  1. Delvalina

    You are inspiring me 🙂
    I will finish my thesis on July then I will get into sewing course. I have wanted this since I was really young but got disturbed with school. Now I’m free and cant wait to explore my skill.
    Such a good book!

    My favourite book for now not sewing book but I will find one soon. 🙂

    Blessing,
    Delvalina

    http://www.delvalinatuanger.blogspot.com

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