I've just about read this grand book from cover to cover and I can't think of anything that she's overlooked. I really would like to start sewing more clothes for myself (If I can't buy great fitting pants, then I'll frickin' make some.) and I'm glad I now have Ms. Lynch at my side.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
A fun find
I rarely find anything really great when I go to flea markets and such, but I love to go looking anyway. Yesterday, I had good luck. I found a copy of Sewing Made Easy by Mary Lynch. Not only is the writing and the language just hilarious (we're talking 1950 here), there is a ton of great information! She covers everything from how to alter a pattern (the whens, whys and wheres) to how to sew the perfect drapes. There is even an extensive section on choosing the right clothes and accessories for your body type.... I mean really "Never wear socks on the street in a city, unless you are in your teens." Got that? Ok.