And also because I feel like it.
the Colette Sewing Handbook and Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing. And I was not disappointed.
|Seriously, look at these sexy sketches in Gertie's book. <3 br="">3>|
I'm not going to review these books for two reasons: 1) I'm not actually finished reading through them (although I've flicked through and admired the handsome pictures and sketches in both, especially Gerties), and 2) better and more well spoken people than me have already done fabulous and thorough reviews.
|Great section in Sarai's book.|
Not sure if I'm really keen to make any of the garments from either book since the styles are so different than my own, but these will make excellent reference books. The amount of information that Gertie packs in about fit, alteration, and redesigning to make the garment your own are great, and the sewing methods and techniques she describes are going to up my sewing skills, I know it. I'm not as far into Sarai's book to know exactly how this book is going to benefit me, but I've enjoyed the bits I've read while flicking through.
Of course, I say that I'm not going to make anything from these books, but there are two garments that I sort of desperately want in my wardrobe:
|The Coat Dress from Gertie's book.|
|The Meringue Skirt in Sarai's book.|
Just food for thought for anyone looking to write their own book! :D
And now I'm off to do some sewing. I'm excited to get back to my Tiramisu dress, but a set of sorely needed curtains for our bedroom is first up on the docket (it's what the books are sitting on in the pictures above). I'd leave it for after the Tira, but I'm pretty sure the neighbours and all the people who walk the trail beside the house would prefer me to stop flashing them. Or you know, not (but I should anyways). As it is, making eye contact with a stranger while putting on your bra is awkward, so curtains it is!