"Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing," by Kathy Cano-Murillo
Sometimes to find your life's true path, you have to stray outside the lines . . .
Scarlet Santana is never happier than when creating fabulous fashions for women of all shapes and sizes. Now, after years of hard work, she finally has the chance to live her dream and study under the hottest designer in New York. To raise money for her move, Scarlet opens an after-hours sewing school in a local record shop, teaching a type-A working mom whose rigid parenting style is causing her family to unravel and an enigmatic seamstress with a mysterious past.
But as stitches give way to secrets and classmates become friends, the women realize an important truth: There is no single pattern for a good life. Happiness is always a custom fit.
This book was really good, fast paced and interesting. It's easy to get engrossed in the book and the main character Scarlet is great. Just trying to imagine her in real life would be a joy to know her.
The author of the book has a web site called Crafty Chica which I must say is very interesting and also a link to a number of blogs. There are instructions in the back of the book to make various things mentioned in the book. If you enjoy sewing this book will interest you. If you like a good chick-lit book you will love this book also.
Stars out of 5 : 4.5 Great book, easy read and one I didn't want to put down.