Oliver + S Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide by Liesl Gibson

Oliver + S Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration Guide

byLiesl Gibson

Paperback | October 14, 2016

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Imagine it. Make it! You don’t need to be a designer or pattern maker to create and sew the dress of your dreams. Let Liesl Gibson teach you how to alter the elements of a pattern to make exactly the dress you imagine. With the included Building Block Dress pattern (sizes 6m–12) and Liesl’s detailed pattern alternation instructions, you’ll learn how to create almost any dress you can imagine. Use the skills you learn in this book to customize other patterns as well. With these techniques, you’ll look at sewing patterns as just the starting point for your creative expression.

Featuring inspiring photographs of eighteen different dress styles made with the techniques presented here, the book includes a full-size pattern sheet for the basic Building Block Dress.
Liesl Gibson is the designer behind the Oliver + S, Liesl + Co., Lisette, and Straight Stitch Society brands of sewing patterns and is the former designer for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. She is the author of Oliver + S Little Things to Sew. She lives in Madrid.
Title:Oliver + S Building Block Dress: A Sewing Pattern Alteration GuideFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:152 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:152 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.5 inPublished:October 14, 2016Publisher:Liesl + Co.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0692687254

ISBN - 13:9780692687253

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Editorial Reviews

“I'm super proud that I made this dress. I love that I sewed a bias neckline. I love that I shortened the bodice and skirt of the dress without fear. I love that my dress is unique, and is a mish-mash of many different techniques in the book. I think it looks adorable and I can't wait to plan out my next Building Block Dress.”  —Elizabeth Dackson, designer, author, Craftsy quilting instructor, and blogger, Don’t Call Me Betsy