Oh yes, I succumbed for the new hype too !
Making skirts in a very simple and easy way.
I bought the book, had some nice linen fabric waiting and got started.
Minding I followed about 3 years of evening class : sewing - about 20 years ago and ever since not really took
place behind my sewingmachine on a regular basis.
The book told me not to use pins but small pieces of something that weighs to put on the pattern, so I took some nice pebbles. I did the same for bringing over the pattern on the fabric ...
waw ... what a difference this was in comparison to what I learned all these
years ago, remembering how to try to find your way on a Burda pattern.
When it comes to sewing ... well just 1 cm of extra for the seams is necessary.
No more extra drawing on your fabric, just put it under the machine
and start stitching.
No tailorchalk is involded, no extra stringing before sewing, no pins used, put in the zipper with the machine not by hand ... etc !
So ... fun !
No comparison to the lessons I had back in 1991.
Ok ... I did not take a great picture of the final result ( I made a short A-line skirt) ... I made the size 46 (and it suits perfectly) and
my legs are still like 2 milkbottles, so I think you understand why :-)
The book is fun, a totally different style than what you would expect from a 'sewing'manual.
By the way : another 6 weeks of no crocheting is ahead of me as
the 'crochet'elbow is stil in a bad condition.