I got my copy today, I think that it's wonderful. I'm so glad to have more instruction by Claire Shaeffer!
Ok, so there's "nothing new
". I think the book and video are very well done. I am so excited to be able to partake of her knowledge of these techniques. For me, it's not so much that the information is the same. It's the way she presents it, I'm happy that we all can be instructed by someone that has such a lot of knowledge of sewing technique; much like our beloved Ann Rowley.
Thank you Mrs. Shaeffer, for taking the time to document the sewing knowledge that you've amassed all these years. Correction
. There is new (to me) information. The technique of converting darts to ease is something I've never done before. Watching the dvd, she is very exacting in the execution of her technique. That's what I love about her teaching style! As our AnnR exhibits in her tutorials, Claire Shaeffer is meticulous in her sewing, and it shines through in the end results.
I'm lovin' this book and DVD.
I love that I can see her hands at work. I love the look of her hands, her experienced hands, using needle and thread. I am so thrilled that she and Taunton Press have done this. It's like having a master class in my home! It's great.
If anyone is thinking of making her Vogue 8804, and is more of a visual learner, then the dvd that accompanies the book might be worth looking into. Not all the techniques for sewing the jacket are covered, but there is enough information in the book, dvd, guidesheet and the past five or six issues of Vogue Patterns magazine to get you through.