Owners of the fabulous Brooklyn boutique Flirt, Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter have designed hundreds of unique skirts through the store's immensely popular Custom Skirt program--they have also taught many Brooklynites to sew in their Home Ec Sewing Studio. Now it all comes together with this must-have collection of skirts to sew! Patti and Seryn's philosophy: All you need are 3 basic skirt patterns--A-line, Pencil, and Flare. Add unique details to each skirt to create your own, one-of-a-kind designs. Flirt Skirts offers how-tos for 20 fabulous projects. Gorgeous photographs of finished projects, step-bystep instructions, easy-to-follow diagrams, and pattern templates make every skirt in this indispensable book utterly sewable and totally wearable--you will want to make them all! Patti Gilstrap and Seryn Potter are the team behind Flirt Brooklyn, boutiques that feature emerging designers, and Home Ec, a workshop space where fashion and creativity meet in hands-on, projectfocused classes teaching sewing, knitting, and more.
Napkin folding is the perfect way to enliven a table in almost no time and at no cost. With just a little effort (and coordination) you can create an elegant, charming, whimsical, or dramatic fold. You can choose to have your napkin work overtime by holding a place card, silverware, flower, or gift. An added plus: your table will be environmentally sound as well as super stylish.
With step-by-step instructions for more than 20 different napkin folds, plus suggestions for party themes to pair them with, The Best Napkin Folding Book Ever is the only book on the subject you'll ever actually want.
John and Stephanie Stislow are the owners of Stislow Design+Illustration, a Brooklyn-based design firm founded by this husband and wife team. When they're not designing identities, brochures, books, or websites for clients, they're creating projects to please themselves. Combining their unique messages and creative talents into greeting cards, posters, wrapping paper, and found-paper journals, their products offer a fresh perspective on life.
Tina Barseghian is the Editor-in-Chief of CRAFT magazine. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Design for Living, and CondÃ© Nast Traveler and was a contributing editor at ReadyMade magazine.