For Great-Great Grandma, sewing clothing for the family was a necessity. In today’s ready-to-wear society, it’s a creative and rewarding personal choice. Wendy Gardiner, the editor of Sewing World magazine, combines traditional skills with today’s fashions in a book that offers both a complete sewing education and an irresistible collection of stylish projects. Along with instruction on everything from making seams, hems, sleeves, and collars to attaching linings and zippers, she provides instructions and patterns for a strapless bustier, trousers, a robe, a camisole, various items for children, and more. Her clear directions ensure that even beginners will get great results.