Thursday, May 21, 2009

at last!


it's been well over a year since i began working on my book, and i am finally allowed to spill the beans on what it's about: PATTERNMAKING. yes! it's called Design-It-Yourself Clothes; Patternmaking Simplified. that's the cover up there, and i am so pleased with everything about the entire experience of writing my first book! most of all though, i am thrilled that it will help people be able to sew exactly what they want to make, and it will fit! pre-made patterns just can't fit every body precisely, just like factory-made clothing can't. the book is arranged by clothing categories: skirts, t-shirts, blouses, dresses and pants, and there are detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make patterns for each. first you make a basic, and then there are spin-offs made using the original pattern. once you've got the basic concepts down, i show you how to stylize them so that you really are designing your own clothes. it will be out in september, but you can pre-order it on amazon now! (sorry for the even-more-than-normal exclamation points, but i just can't contain myself!)

11 comments:

jules said...

Congratulations Cal! It looks great, can't wait to pour over each page and try the projects!

jen said...

yay!!! i am SOO excited for this book. looks beautiful, too!

valerie said...

woah! way to go, cal! this looks so awesome. congratulations!

Katy said...

Congrats!!

Mary McK said...

So exciting Cal! I can't wait to buy a copy at Brooklyn General this fall :)

Alabama Frugal Mom said...

Yippee Cal! I am SO excited for you! The cover looks amazing! I can't wait until September to get a copy and make myself some more clothes. Wow! To think I met you before you were an "official" author. Congrats!

~Wendy in Alabama

Daisy and Daisy said...

NICE JOB CAL!!!!!
AWESOME!!
SO EXCITED FOR YOU AND GERTIE!!

hungryinhudsonny said...

Congrats! Even though it's been ages since I've sewn more than a pillow, I'm hoping to get an autographed copy!
Perhaps we can do some sort of event for your book up here in Hudson???

hungryinhudsonny said...

Very exciting! Even though I haven't sewn more than a pillow in ages, I'm hoping to get an autographed copy of this book in the fall.
Perhaps we can do an event for your book up here in Hudson?
Congrats!!!

i n t o t h e w h i r l e d said...

Girl! I had no idea!!

Congratulations and well done, this is awesome news!!

Ashley said...

Oh I love your blog! I am definitely going to pick this book up. I sew all the time for my daughter and everyone else but never for MYSELF!