September 13, 2018

Tale of Two Books: New Sewing Library Resources...

...whenever I order books I'm on a constant lookout for them until they arrive - and most times that happens pretty quickly.  I actually don't care for the pre-ordering process but this time I saved a few bucks by doing so.  In this case one of the pre-ordered books took so long to come that I completely forgot that I had purchased it.
 

Who among us is able resist a great book on fitting, especially when it's written by the well known  duo Palmer/Pletsch?  Not I.  Many of us have become dependent on their Real Fitting series:  Fit for Real People, Pants for Real, Jackets for Real People.  I have used these resources time and time again and they have been a tremendous help.  Yet I'm always seeking easier methods to get proper fit and  information that is more comprehensible. You know me, KISS with as little math as possible.  Since I already have own their other books, I really questioned whether or not I needed this new issue.  After a mental wrestling match I went ahead and pre-ordered.

The Complete guide will need to reside on my nightstand for a while to allow time for thorough perusal, digestion and marking with a highlighter and post-it notes.  However, from scanning through looking for information on my known problem areas I can tell that I really like it and that it will be well worth the price I paid. 

Picture taken from Google Images
 

On the other hand, not to be negative because this guy is so very SMART.  I will have to read and re-read this volume because I am still confused about the net gain and net loss concept (sounds like algebra to me).  I'm smart too, but somethings just take a little longer to sink in.  I will keep trying though.

Have you added any new resources to your library recently???

10 comments:

  1. Fitting is one of those things that require continuous learning to improve our skills.I hope you do another review after you have read the book. Regarding Kenneth King, he is very knowledgeable when it comes to fitting; however, his net gain and net loss concept does work, but it is not easy to understand when you try to work with it. Asked me how I know? LOL!

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    1. I will indeed give another review Mariela.

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  2. Can never have too many resources! I have several I've checked out from my library that I am enjoying!

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    1. I am in total agreement KS!

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  3. Ha, ha! I love your comment about Kenneth King! I checked one of his books out from the library and felt the same way. The Palmer Pletsch one looks interesting. Sadly, I am a hoarder of resource materials that I hardly look at....

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    1. Yes indeed, I don't ever plan on taking another algebra class. I think most of us are horders of sewing resources but I do have few books that I go back to time and time again.

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  4. I love having several reference books, too. After reading them, I have a favorite a book for a certain technique and another for a different technique. Gotta love choices.

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    1. It really is great to have choices Catherine.

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  5. I preordered the Palmer Pletsch book as well. I think it's worth the price. I like it better than the first book. I chose not to buy Kenneth King's book. I've read his articles on this fitting method in Threads. I've seen him do it in person and I don't particularly like it, at least not for fitting oneself and without a fitting buddy, it's not particularly useful for me. I don't think that his writing is all that clear to be honest.

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