Category Archives: Sewing Library

New Goodies

And no, it’s not fabric…  *sigh*

I had a couple of gift cards for Barnes & Noble.  So I ambled my way over there during lunch yesterday and bought some much-needed fitting books.  Yes, I do read your comments and the general consensus from all of you was that I needed the book, “Fit for Real People.” 

Unfortunately, my neighborhood store didn’t have it in stock, but I was able to order it on line.  I did get the following books however…

This Nancy Zieman book demonstrates the pivot and slide method of altering patterns.  I have just begun to read this one.  But so far so good.

I’ve heard a lot about this book on the interwebs, but haven’t thumbed through it yet.  Can’t wait.

I could have used this book when I made my niece Katie’s dress because I wanted to add a picot edge.  Oh well…  There’s always my niece Haley’s dress.  🙂 

I also bought Built by Wendy: Dresses (Amazon didn’t have a picture of the book on line, so here’s the link).  This was an impulse buy.  I thought it would be great for simple summer dresses. 

I can’t wait to read about FBA’s in the Nancy Zieman book and in FFRP.  Thank you all for your advice.  I really appreciate it.  I am curious though why no one recommended the Nancy Zieman method.  Have any of you tried it?

Oh and I have about $30 left on my gift card…  Any suggestions for my sewing library?

Happy sewing everyone!