The Act of Sewing is the first book by Sonya Philip, the designer behind 100 Acts of Sewing Patterns.
This book offers an in depth guide to sewing simple garments for both novice and advanced makers. The book is arranged in two main sections, beginning with an introduction to sewing terms and techniques followed by four patterns with detailed instructions and diagrams. Patterns included are for a short sleeved top, shirt, trousers, and a shirt with set in sleeves. The second section of the book covers pattern adjustments for fitting garments, modifying necklines, sleeves, waistbands, adding pockets and introducing other embellishments.
This is a wonderful go-to book for learning and developing your sewing skills.