Today I’m happy to be a stop on the blog tour for Skirt-A-Day Sewing, the latest book by Nicole Smith! Nikki is a crazy-talented sewing lady who has been my colleague and friend for several years now here on the NYC crafting scene. I’m so excited for Nikki’s new book, because 1) all of her sewing designs are always amazing; and 2) skirts are the best!
Really, skirts are the perfect sewing project ever. They’re easy to make, great for learning new skills–and it’s fall now, which is the ideal time for my favorite uniform: a skirt, tights and boots! And Nikki’s book it just the perfect thing to make that happen.
Seriously with this book you could whip up a week’s worth of new skirts, and be all set for the season to come. Nikki teaches you everything you need to know, from sewing basics to customization all the way up to drafting your own skirt patterns. You can learn so many sewing skills, all through the process of making cute skirts.
I was honored to be quoted on the back cover of Nikki’s new book, and there’s really nothing better I can say here to describe the book than what I said there:
“Wow! This is THE definitive book on sewing amazing skirts! Nicole teaches you everything you’ll need to know to create your own personalized collection, from sewing basics to finer finishing techniques to even drafting your own patterns. With this book you can literally create the foundation for a whole new wardrobe while also building your garment-making skills.”
And that’s the truth!
Great news! I have one copy of Skirt-A-Day Sewing to give away to one of you! To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me what kind of garment sewing you’re into. Have you never sewn clothes at all but would love to learn? Have you made yourself a million skirts over the years but would love to learn to draft your own patterns? Whatever your garment sewing story is, I’d love to hear it.
I’ll draw one winner by random on Wednesday, September 25. Good luck! (Note: you must have a U.S. shipping address to be eligible to win.)
PS: I can’t pass up this opportunity to mention that Nikki is also teaching at our upcoming Brooklyn Craft Camp! So if you’d like to take a class with Nikki and a whole crew of amazing NYC-based craft superstars, join us on October 5! (Advance registration is required.)
UPDATE: Thanks to all who entered! The lucky winner is Shelly! Congrats!!!