VALERIE VAN ARSDALE SHRADER made a pair of pink culottes when she was eleven years old, and has loved fabric ever since. She’s a senior editor at Lark Books, and has written and edited many books related to textiles and needlework. Valerie knits every now and then, too, and dreams about making art quilts.
First off I want to say that I do like this book however it just didn't wow me like I was expecting.
The garments don't look overly youthful to me (I'm 35) but I suppose the use of vintage materials and upcycling on some projects won't appeal to everyone.
The book contains patterns for other projects, but all panties are templates that you have to enlarge and print.
Lots of pretty things to try making, and I get to pick the colors and fabrics. I like the way the book is put together.Published 21 months ago by Alicia R.
The book contains patterns for other projects, but all panties are templates that you have to enlarge and print. It also has few projects larger than medium. I'd give it a miss.Published 23 months ago by BanachTarski
This book is wonderful. It has lots of patterns and info. Very cute styles. I would definitely buy this again.Published 23 months ago by Arielle
Thank you. No opportunity for drafting step by step basic pattern to enable one to make well fitted project without fiddling (by cutting and patching papers in order to get your... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Theresa Egesi
My wife really wanted to like this book, but it just disappointed. In a nutshell, this book gives instructions for making a select few pieces of lingerie. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Larry B. Woodroof
The idea behind this book is good, but the practical execution of it seems to be lacking. The stylized illustrations range from lacking to completely unhelpful; I didn't feel that... Read morePublished on January 24, 2012 by Burgundy Damsel
Somebeautiful things in here, and really pretty feminine designs, however there is a heavy reliance on sourcing vintage slips and petticoats and modifying them to make the designs. Read morePublished on October 21, 2011 by Sjay
Some of the patterns my grandmother might find sexy, but I sure don't. A lot of the patterns were also frustrating in that you had to buy something very specific (slips, lace... Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by LindsHooper
Most patterns in this book are for small-sized people. Very few patterns are sized for XL or higher. Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by Sewing Midwest