Boundless Style Book Review
Kristiann Boos of Victory Patterns has come up with a really interesting concept for her new book Boundless Style and we think it is one you are all going to love. How many times have you looked at a pattern and thought, gosh I’d love the skirt of this dress with the top of another? Yes I know a lot! In Boundless Style Kristiann gives you the tools to design your own dresses, so you really can pick and mix to your hearts content.
The pattern book comes with five bodices, five sleeves and five skirts giving you endless making options. The bodices have wrap, princess seam and tie front options, which looks really interesting. The skirts include pencil and box pleat sewing patterns with other customising options too such as the addition of a peplum. The sleeves cover everything from a cap sleeve to a full length option with cuff. So you really have a lot of things to choose from when deciding what to make. If you are finding the choice overwhelming or not sure what looks best together then why not head over to the app. This shows you all the options available and you can really have a good play around before you make your final choice! How cool is that!?
The thing that we really like about Boundless Style is it does appeal to all levels, a lot of work has gone into this book with three chapters on sewing tools and also great step-by-step instructions for everything from sewing a dart to inserting a sleeve. For the more advanced sewists out there you can skip this section and move straight into the making but if you are feeling a little rusty or want to learn some new techniques we cannot recommend it highly enough.
Boundless Style is beautifully photographed with great line drawings of each garment, there is also a handy ‘skills’ section that breaks down all the processes you will use. These link back to the step by step instructions at the start so you can reference these at any point during the sewing process if you need them. The instructions are very clear and the photographs keep you on track at each stage.
The sewing patterns come in a CD at the back of the book and are in PDF format so you will have to do a bit of taping them together, but they are are laid out easily so you can find what you are looking for. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed.