November 8, 2018

#BLC 2018 - Day 8: Off The Shelf...

...although I will NEVER have every book that I want (because someone is always busy writing the next great one); I have managed to amass quite the Sewing Resource Library.  I thought I'd pull a few of my books OFF THE SHELF this month to not only show them some love, but also make note of some good information and maybe learn a trick or to.

If you asked me to name of my favorite sewing book author, I guess I would have to say Claire Shaeffer based on the number of her books that I own.  Now you know that if I'd not liked and found her books beneficial from the very first one I purchased, there never would have been a second, or third, or fourth, etc., etc.
 My Claire Shaeffer Library
I also have a Claire Shaeffer "wish list".  I can't help it folks; I get my love of books from my Mama!

When I read somewhere that she was born and raised in Georgia it helped me like her even more! 😊 I enjoy Claire's writing style, pictures, and technical drawings.  I find Shaeffer quite the Chanel/couture sewing aficionado.  A fashion historian of sorts, who knows the inside construction of the timeless Chanel jacket that we all love so much like no one else's business.

May I peek inside your sewing library?  What's your favorite sewing book; or who is your favorite sewing book author???



13 comments:

  1. I so love Sandra Betzina--I've learned so much from her! David Page Coffin's books are also so helpful. At the moment I'm reading Laura Volpintesta's book about Fashion, and it is beyond inspirational!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing your favs Elizabeth. I'll have th check out Laura's book and I just love Sandra Betzina too.

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  2. Nice collection of sewing related books. I have a few of Claire S books.

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    1. I really like her books. I'm going to make it a point to pick them up and at least review then again.

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  3. That's a wonderful collection! I can't say I have a favorite, though I do love a good sewing resource that is loaded with pictures!

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  4. I have a couple of really old ones, including one by Vogue. I went to that to learn to make lapped zippers and to install invisible zippers. But I'd love to dig into yours; they all look so pretty!

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    1. Isn't it wonderful when you go to a book to learn a technique and it's really clear and actually helps you learn. It's a wonderful thing!

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  5. I also own most of Claire's books, including one less know about industrial sewing techniwues. I think I'm only missing her Chanel trims book.

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  6. Yes Tany, I think the trims book is a must have too.

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  7. I too am in constant learning mode but I rather like the sewing beginner books from authors such as Wendy Ward and Wendy Mullin (I guess I like the name Wendy too!!). I also like the humor and writing style of Barbara Emodi and my favorite tailoring classic is by the late Adele Margolis!

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  8. Great post Ms. Faye! And you do have an very nice library of resources! (And thank you for gifting me one of them!) However, I don’t read through them as much as I probably should, I just use them for reference when I need help or to learn something specific. My library is small and mostly comprised of draping and pattern making books, but I do love them! (Including the one you gave me!)

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  9. My favorite sewing book is "The Perfect Apron" by Robert Merritt. It is my apron-making bible. I am falling in love with books by Natalie Chanin from the Alabama Chanin Studio and School of Making.

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