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Freehand Fashion Chinelo Bally

Freehand Fashion By Chinelo Bally

Freehand Fashion by Chinelo Bally


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Summary

Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it.

Freehand Fashion Summary

Freehand Fashion: Learn to sew the perfect wardrobe - no patterns required! by Chinelo Bally

Before appearing on the BBC's The Great British Sewing Bee, Chinelo Bally had never used a sewing pattern. She wowed the judges with her ability to create stylish, fitted garments using a freehand cutting method that was taught to her by an aunt. In Freehand Fashion, Chinelo lets us in to the secret of how she does it.

Using a series of basic garment blocks, Chinelo explains how this innovative technique can be used to create a whole wardrobe of fashionable clothes that will fit every shape and size - with no patterns required.

Based on a traditional Nigerian technique, Chinelo has developed her own freehand cutting method. The emphasis is on the individual's own body measurements, and getting the perfect fit. This is a surprisingly simple technique that anyone can learn. No fancy equipment is needed - just a sewing machine, measuring tape, chalk and of course a good pair of scissors.

Using step-by-step illustrations, the book shows how to draft, cut and construct the five basic blocks that are used - either singly or in combination - to make every item of clothing in the wardrobe. Once you have your basic blocks, you are ready to tackle the projects - practical garments that are fashionable, modern, stylish and versatile. There are tops, skirts, day dresses and eveningwear. This is an exciting sewing technique that will be brand new to most people, even experienced dressmakers. There really are no limits - and the beauty of this technique is that it can be applied to any body shape.

Freehand Fashion Reviews

'With Chinelo's guidance, I'm inspired to nail freehand drafting'

* A Stitching Odyssey *

'All you need to know to get started on freehand cutting'

* Sewing World *

'Packed with bold and striking designs exuding pure elegance and style'

* Simply Homemade *

'A really fresh, elegant book that is packed with luscious images and projects'

* Simply Sewing *

'The Sewing Bee's most glamorous star'

* Sew *

About Chinelo Bally

Chinelo Bally is a Nigerian-born Brit who appeared on the BBC's 'Great British Sewing Bee', where she wowed judges and fellow contestants with her freehand cutting method. Chinelo is the author of Freehand Fashion and is an expert on BBC2's upcoming show 'Saved and Remade'.

Additional information

GOR007472534
9781910496145
1910496146
Freehand Fashion: Learn to sew the perfect wardrobe - no patterns required! by Chinelo Bally
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2015-11-12
192
Short-listed for Best Sewing Book 2016 2016 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Freehand Fashion