The Act of Sewing: How to Make and Modify Clothes to Wear Every Day is an in-depth guide to sewing simple garments--with four full-size patterns and all the tricks of alteration and embellishment explained! No matter where you're coming from in terms of experience, this sewing workbook offers 4 basic patterns--two tops, a skirt, and a pair of pants--that empower you to express your personal style and make clothes that are comfortable for your body type!
After covering introductory concepts of sewing and construction, Sonya then provides suggestions for mixing the patterns together to create new garment iterations as you gain confidence—structural adjustments such as full bust, no bust, long torso, big, small, etc., as well as a range of possible alterations and embellishments including sleeves, pockets, hems, and more! Going beyond simple pattern instructions, this book will make sewing garments accessible for many different body types with sizes ranging from XS to 5X. The patterns provide a natural jumping off point for modification, allowing readers to design and decide. Mix and match the different elements to build unique combinations! The Act of Sewing encourages experimentation and customization.