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Fashion designer Lena Santana was born in Salvador, Brazil, studied in London and now lives in Rio de Janeiro. She has worked as a costume designer and her collections have been sold in both Europe and South America. Lena currently teaches fashion dressmaking courses through Designer Courses in London.
Lena Santana has devised a collection of simple, beautifully made sewing projects that serve as a perfect introduction to dressmaking. With a comprehensive guide to choosing and using fabrics, and a handy techniques section beginners will be masters of sewing basics in no time. This really is a lovely little book and absolutely perfect for beginners. With lots of patterns (that can be enlarged) you can learn how to make a whole host of items, from a shopping bag to a bikini! ~ Liz Robinson
Includes 15 original and inspiring projects Ideal for beginner or seasoned sewers Cheap and quick ideas with stunning results Whether you're a beginner sewer and want to test the crafty waters, an old hat with an odd bit of fabric you'd like to use up or just curious to discover what you can make with one square yard then this book is for you. Lena Santana has devised 15 simple, beautifully made projects from one piece of fabric. There's no need to worry about buying new fabric - this eco-friendly selection will ensure that you'll have all the help you need to use up those so-loved leftovers. The stylish ideas range from a Gathered Skirt and a Ruffle Collar to a Table Mat and a Bikini. It's as easy as it sounds. Other titles in the series include One Ball of Wool, One Piece of Paper and One Block of Wood.