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KayoticSewing

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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2018, 07:20:52 PM »

One more. Sarah Veblen has a beginner's guide to fitting coming out soon as well:

https://www.amazon.com/First-Garment-Fitting-Step-Step/dp/1589239628/ref=pd_sbs_14_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1589239628&pd_rd_r=903NZQK2BYG2NFKSDW5B&pd_rd_w=9hACT&pd_rd_wg=v8Q17&psc=1&refRID=903NZQK2BYG2NFKSDW5B

I'd love to look at this one. I have her book on smart fitting and I'd have benefited from a red arrow pointing at the wrinkles!  :D It's not very intuitive to me where I need to look at.

I'm hoping Sarah does a craftsy course on fitting.
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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2018, 09:02:07 PM »


I'm hoping Sarah does a craftsy course on fitting.

Me too. She's great. I signed up for one of her Patternreview classes.

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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2018, 12:29:00 AM »

Another book that is due out soon is by Kenneth D. King, Smart Fitting Solutions:

https://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-Kings-Smart-Fitting-Solutions/dp/163186856X/ref=pd_sbs_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=163186856X&pd_rd_r=CFS62GN56700PEPQVHJJ&pd_rd_w=SYPJo&pd_rd_wg=DyZ2b&psc=1&refRID=CFS62GN56700PEPQVHJJ

This looks like its the book version of his 'Smart Fitting' DVD.

Indeed it does. Also, if interested in seeing a particular teacher on Craftsy that's not there, one can make suggestions via the online chat system there.
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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2018, 08:23:28 AM »

this is a cross post that is similar to info I posted on an individual thread about piecing and gussets.

I was looking for more information about the Sew the French Way book...and found a blog post that has scanned in some pages from the French Way book (about gussets). What is really useful, is the blog also has scans from other older sewing books (which you might find at the library) and you can compare how they present the information on the same topic.

https://heycotton.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/gussets-galore/#more-415
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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2018, 11:27:20 PM »

Barbara Emodi, a contributor to Threads magazine, has a book coming out in May '18. Here is the Amazon link to the book:
https://www.amazon.com/SEW-Garment-Making-Book-Knowledge-Real-Life/dp/1617456047/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518788224&sr=8-1&keywords=barbara+emodi

And here is a link to her blogpost about the book:
https://sewingontheedge.blogspot.com/

Barbara is from Halifax Nova Scotia and has a blog called Sewing on the Edge. She has a real sense of humour and I do hope it comes out a bit in her book. Her posts on Flypaper Thoughts has me laughing so hard I almost cry.
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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2018, 03:53:02 PM »

This is an interesting thread.  Thank you all for your contributions.  I've pre-ordered the Kenneth D. King book as I really like his approach to fitting and pattern making problems.

A number of books which include patterns have been mentioned.  Several of them I own.  I have sewn 1 garment from Bold & Beautiful and a skirt from one of the Japanese books.  Generally, I find that the size range [especially the Japanese books] does not go large enough.  The sizing, I assume, is consistent within each book/series but not necessarily with anything else, so a muslin is definitely required.  The beauty of some of the "wardrobe" books is that the garments are fairly simple and already coordinated but the downside of this is that they have fewer opportunities for fit, e.g., seams and darts.  If you have an "easy to fit" body, they may work well for you.  You may also need a more encyclopedic sewing reference as a companion as the sewing instructions may need further explanation.

I find the Japanese books inspirational but not necessarily wearable.

I enjoy vintage sewing books when I can find them not because of the styles so much but because the pattern making and fitting information is useful.  The silhouettes are more fitted, stretch fabric did not exist, and garments were expected to last.  Natalie Bray's books are still available.

Katherine's suggestion of the Marfy catalogs is an interesting one.  I find them inspirational.  I have attempted several Marfy patterns but have yet to fit one successfully.  They are absolutely not beginner projects!
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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2018, 06:45:54 PM »

Also, if interested in seeing a particular teacher on Craftsy that's not there, one can make suggestions via the online chat system there.

Already done, for both Sarah Veblen and Cynthia Guffey!  :)  I bet the more ppl ask, the more Craftsy would consider. But it also depends on the authorís individual choice to work with Craftsy or not.
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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2018, 07:19:11 PM »

On Palmer and Pletsch's fB page, there is a post about a new book coming out this spring. It's The Palmer and Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting. I haven't been able to find any cover artwork, however here is a link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/palmerpletsch/?hc_ref=ARTrBCdpcFG3EonWXhFtDpHrTtj4V_OHiRllwWfS_lmqM_PUl-BF36E6L1e9oqgR7Aw&fref=nf
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Susan in Saint John

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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2018, 04:31:53 PM »

Also, if interested in seeing a particular teacher on Craftsy that's not there, one can make suggestions via the online chat system there.

Already done, for both Sarah Veblen and Cynthia Guffey!  :)  I bet the more ppl ask, the more Craftsy would consider. But it also depends on the authorís individual choice to work with Craftsy or not.

I think the commitment to respond to student questions on a timely basis for possibly 12 months might be a deterrent.  Sarah Veblen has done classes on patternreview.com but they are open for a more limited period of time.
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Susan in Saint John

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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2018, 02:07:30 AM »

I was looking for more information about the Sew the French Way book...and found a blog post that has scanned in some pages from the French Way book (about gussets). What is really useful, is the blog also has scans from other older sewing books (which you might find at the library) and you can compare how they present the information on the same topic.

https://heycotton.wordpress.com/2016/06/26/gussets-galore/#more-415

I bought a second hand copy of Sew the French Way.  The first chapter is about hand sewing stitches and already I have learned a sturdier way to hand sew pockets on invisibly and how to do an uneven catch hem so you can't get tunnelling.  It will take me a while to work my way through it.  Unfortunately, it is not indexed.  It does however, have an extensive table of contents which is a help in locating things.
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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2018, 02:29:03 PM »

On Palmer and Pletsch's fB page, there is a post about a new book coming out this spring. It's The Palmer and Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting. I haven't been able to find any cover artwork, however here is a link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/palmerpletsch/?hc_ref=ARTrBCdpcFG3EonWXhFtDpHrTtj4V_OHiRllwWfS_lmqM_PUl-BF36E6L1e9oqgR7Aw&fref=nf

Here's a link to what the book looks like, and a few preview pages:
https://www.palmerpletsch.com/product/palmer-pletsch-complete-guide-fitting/
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Re: Books about Sewing
« Reply #46 on: April 24, 2018, 06:13:17 PM »

Kenneth D. King's Smart Fitting Solutions: Foolproof Techniques to Fit Any Figure arrived yesterday.  I've read the first few chapters and I am finding it a useful book.  The format uses a number of real women as models.  The process is to make a few length adjustments to the pattern, cut it in muslin with generous seam allowances, mark the seam lines and baste it together by machine.  Then you read the wrinkles and resolve them.  Once the muslin is perfected, the final pattern is made.  More than 1 muslin may be needed.
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