Make & Mend
Right now is the perfect moment to revisit your wardrobe! We’re all about using the summer season to re-evaluate and breathe new life into the clothing in our closet, and it seems that with a rash of new books available, it’s more possible than ever to turn what you have into what you’d love to be wearing–or to make a piece you’ve been dreaming of. Here are our top picks for great books on wardrobing and mending.
Quick tip: When choosing books, don’t go overboard and purchase more than you need. We suggest looking up each book individually and reviewing the patterns. You want to find a wardrobing book that has at least 3, if not 4 items you’ll make to wear regularly, or can imagine owning in several colors.
- The Act of Sewing by Sonya Philip
- Embody – A Capsule Collection to Knit and Sew by Jacqueline Cieslak
- Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns by Natalie Chanin
- Make it Simple by Tilly Walnes (Tilly and the Buttons)
- Nani Iro Sewing Studio by Naomi Ito
- The Workbook by Merchant & Mills
- Sew Beautiful by Kennis Wong
- Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger
- The Ultimate Sweater Book by Amy Herzog