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Review: Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing

This Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques is excellent. It offers step-by-step guidance in how and where to sew “not-so-well-known” notions and haberdashery into clothing you make yourself. Searching for a sewing book as a beginner can be a big task. But if your beginner sewing aspirations are about retro clothing, this…

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Review: Skirt-a-Day Sewing

It is completely possible to sew a skirt a day if you have intermediate to advanced skills. Give yourself more time to work up to this skirt-a-day goal, allowing yourself a week or more for the first skirt, as you work through the basics of drafting and fitting.  If you are a beginner, you will…

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The Liberty Book of Home Sewing

Why should you open this book? To salivate over the step-by-step guidance through each project with color illustrations. The range of objects to sew is numerous. Everything from small to large, utilitarian to decorative is shown using Liberty’s famous fabrics. While the fabrics are more costly, the photography will undoubtedly show how to combine any…

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Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible – The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet

All that you ever wanted to know about each piece of clothing you’ve ever worn, seen, or yearned for is covered in this book. Tim is on top of his game as he opines with wittiness about every wearable fashion item, head to toe. You might change your mind about throwing on a white t-shirt after…

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