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17 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing Activewear




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This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans lfabans@adobe.com with numerous contributions by others.

17 Novice Or Intermediate: Sewing Activewear

covers a wide range of different types of materials and
techniques and thus covers each type only briefly. I was disappointed in the
lack of depth for most of the subjects, however this book is a good intro to a
wide variety of subjects. The sections include: 1) Getting Started, fabrics,
insulations, interfacings, supplies, notions, patterns. 2) Actionwear:
swimsuits, leotads, tights, bicycle shorts, adding zippers. I felt that the
_Sewing With Knits_ {SRL,SwK:} book had a better (and more detailed)
introduction to sewing swimsuits (fitting, different styles, adding elastic,
etc). However _Sewing Actionwear_ includes instructions for modifying
patterns to add custom panels or using striped material for a unique look. 3)
Comfortwear includes sweatsuits and warm-ups with several different ideas for
neck, waist and leg finishes. 4) Outerwear has short sections discussing
details like zippers, waistbands and pockets and covers a rain poncho and and
insulated fleece-lined vest or jacket. 5) Personal Style includes
suggestions for using stripes, piping, braid or customized belts to
personalize your garments. Includes a number of tips on the length of elastic
to use for various projects.

 

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