Radical Sewing: Pattern-Free, Sustainable Fashions for All Bodies: Pattern-Free, Sustainable Fashions for All Bodies (Good Life) (Paperback)
Radical Sewing is a guide for learning how to make your own clothes. Kate introduces you to the basics and best practices of garment sewing for yourself at home, as well as advice and info on things you wouldn't even know to ask about sewing. Topics include hand sewing, picking out a sewing machine, adding pockets to anything, sewing a button so it stays on, altering your clothes to fit your unique body, and so much more Regardless of your sewing experience, gender, or body type, this illustrated guide will empower you to make your wardrobe your own. With loads of encouragement to try things out, all you'll need to do is experiment and break the rules to create the clothes and outfits that you want to wear.
Obsessed seamstress Kate Weiss has been making clothing and tinkering with textiles for over a decade. She is on a mission to spread the magic and power that comes from creating garments, with fabrics you choose, to fit your body. She's a sewing teacher, pattern maker, and one of her favorite things in the world is making her own jeans. Kate is super proud of her work as a Master Clothing Volunteer where she teaches sewing to young people across Jefferson County. She graduated from the wild institution of Goddard College with a BFA in creative writing and has worked in the book industry in one role or another her entire adult life and a few of her reckless teenage years too. She lives with her husband, Michael, their son Henry, and their exceptionally sweet dog, Perl, in Louisville, Kentucky. She can be found online at katebweiss.com. This is her first book.