Ok, so my book buying habit might be getting out of control. Mr Postman has just delivered me this delicious looking handbook. It’s stuffed full of gorgeous designs, advice and lessons. As a self taught (and mother taught) seamstress it’s great to get a bit of guidance from a book like this on some of the techniques used in dressmaking. It saves hours being able to follow a shortcut rather than figuring out through trial and error how to complete techniques. I am also very excited by the information regarding the alteration of patterns as until now I have either followed a pattern exactly or gone completely in my own direction (with mixed results). It’ll be good to adjust and alter patterns to suit my fabric/ body/taste without completely free-styling it!
Between this and Carrie Maclennan’s A Busy Girl’s Guide to Sewing I foresee many happy hours in front of the sewing machine. Though I must restrain myself from buying more books, or patterns and allow myself a little time to get started on the projects in the books I already have.