I've had an obsessive love of books since childhood . It's a family thing; me, my Mother, daughter and now my granddaughter all suffer from this wonderful disorder. We all LOVE books! Through the years my book obsession has jumped from one subject to another: Gardening, Cooking (I'm still obsessed with cookbooks) Decorating, Quilting, and now I'm back to Sewing books again. I am a firm believer that something can be learned from any book you pick up.
I am currently reviewing "Singer Perfect Plus" by Kathleen Cheetham.
This book comes fully equipped with 4 patterns that can be used to make over 50 garments that mix and match and are all designed for plus sized women. It also contains information on color and fabric selection that I think is very valuable. This book will really help me on my quest of creating a cohesive wardrobe; meaning one where I can just walk up to the closet and pull out clothes that not only match in color but also fit well and be off on my way to work. The book is crammed full of good information and sewing techniques.
Over and over my blog proves to be a great source that keeps me on track with what I should be doing on my sewing projects. Here's the "To Do" list I created for the in my last post for the jacket I'm working on:
. tweek fit in back princess seams (DONE)
. sew up sides and sleeve using 1" seam allowance (should have made the jacket a size smaller. (DONE)
. attach shoulder pads (DONE)
. attach lining to front facing incorporating piping (HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PIPING) (DONE - ELIMINATED PIPING)
. attach lining/front facing to jacket (DONE)
. insert sleeve lining (DONE)
. work buttonholes in front and sew on buttons (DONE)
. hem sleeves and jacket (DONE)
I've only got 5 more areas to complete. An overwhelming sense of accomplishment is sweeping over me - it feels good!