The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired Styles and Classic Techniques for the New Seamstress
A great plan, a great pattern, a great fit, a great fabric, and a great finish: These are the five fundamentals for perfecting any sewing project. Sarai Mitnick, an independent pattern designer setting the high water mark in the industry, shares her knowledge of these fundamentals and offers five beautiful projects to go with them.
Powerful instruction: A former expert in...more
The book starts with the basics and then moves on to techniques...more
I love how Mitnick gets into the planning of sewing by discussing fabric, wardrobe needs, body image, etc. The table is set bef...more
This book is NOT for absolute beginners. For that, I recommend Diana Rupp's Sew Everything Workshop. This book assumes you have some ability to sew but want to learn how to sew clothing from a pattern. Likewise, this book is not for advanced sewists, since the author does not cover more advanced techniques or go into abundant detail regarding the...more
but, if i had it to do over, i probably wouldn't buy this book again.