Make it Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture by Vanessa Christenson, Martingale & Company, $24.99 list price, paperback.
This is another great book from Martingale & Company, with 20 projects that focus on adding texture and dimension to bags, clothing, pillows, and more. The book chapters include Ruffles, Twisting, Gathering, and Pleats with 5-6 projects in each one. I especially like the blue pillow with a gathered center and look forward to making one.
The color photographs are beautiful. Although I haven't made any of the projects yet, I did read through the instructions for each one and felt they were clear and that I could make anything in the book. The projects are not what I would call advanced, but knowledge of basic sewing and sewing machine techniques is assumed. Full size patterns for some of the projects are included for photocopying or tracing, but most only require measuring and cutting fabric according to the dimensions given.
I do like this book and the creativity it inspires. The ideas would make lovely gifts or additions to any home decor or wardrobe.
Project images from the publisher (click on link to view more):