Sewing books for Christmas

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I did. I got a couple sewing books, and in case anyone has gift certificates or Christmas cash to burn, I’m going to share. The links below will take you to the Amazon page for the book.

First, I got Sewing for Boys

which I’ve been wanting since I started to see previews on other blogs before it was released. It’s got great boy projects. So far I’ve made their version of the raglan t-shirt, the Raw Edged Raglan. I wanted to see how it compared to my own raglan pattern. Look for that project to be posted in the next couple of days.

Next, I got How to Make Sewing Patterns

which I’ve had on my Amazon wish list for a while. I started reading it last night. It looks to be very thorough on the process of drafting patterns. However, I have noticed it’s more for custom items, and doesn’t include all the information I wanted on grading patterns and translating them for commercial uses, information I’ve kind of been figuring out as I go. Also, the pics are kind of 1970s textbook fabulous.

Also on my wish list is Oliver + S Little Things to Sew

I’ve sewn a couple Oliver + S patterns and loved them, so I may be using my own gift certificate and buying this.

And, if you want to learn pattern making based on clothes you own and love, I recommend Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit

This is where I learned how to do rub-off patterning and I use that skill constantly now.

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