I love sewing project books, but it’s been awhile since I fell in love with one. That is until I received Sew Caroline’s Weekend Style.
This is Caroline Hulse‘s first book and she does not disappoint – it’s chock full of 15 projects that are easy to sew and cute to wear. Included in this title are 9 garments ranging from sweet tees, comfy shorts (as seen on the cover, Taylor has also requested these), and pretty skirts and dresses; 3 different bags, and 3 accessories (can you say custom flip flops?). All the patterns are in PDF format on a CD located in the back of the book and are printed off with a home computer.
The directions are easy to follow which means that even a beginner could use this book without difficulties and there are plenty of illustrations to help along the way, if needed. Also included In Weekend Style are sections to assist you in selecting tools and materials, basic stitches, how to assemble a PDF and finishing techniques to give your project a professional finish.
As of right now, I can’t comment on the overall fit of any of the garments as I haven’t had the opportunity to sew them up yet, but I have several in cue to make soon (so more on that later). However, by the looks of many of projects, there is enough ease to a majority of them that alterations may not be necessary.
The bottom line: If you’re looking for projects that are easy to sew, comfortable to wear, and great for all skill sets, I highly recommend Weekend Style.