One of the things that I was most impressed with when I met Gertie in September was how much she delved into sewing books and resource materials. After that meeting, I made a little promise to myself that I would have more of a student's approach to sewing--trying to learn as much as possible. One of the things I really want to do is consult with more vintage sewing books....of which this is one!
Before we talk about the book in question, I just wanted to mention Lynette's blog called Thinking in Shapes. Lynette opened a tailoring shop when she was twenty-one. On her blog she says:
I worked all the time for a while, then I sold the business. Now I spend most of my time designing, sewing, and being a real wife, all my favorite things.Lynette sells her creations in her shop called Lady Danburry--most of it made from vintage fabrics:
So a big thank you to Lynette for generously sharing this book with others who love to sew!
The book is called 'How to tailor: A handbook for home tailoring' by Phyllis W. Schwebke first published in 1960 and again in 1965.
The book has lots of useful information on different tailoring projects. I just love the picture below:
See the coat in the upper left corner? It's called the 'clutch' coat. How great is that? If you've been wanting to make an early 60's suit--this is the book for you!
It also includes detailed information on altering sewing patterns for various adjustments!
Enter the Giveaway:
Lynette is happy to ship the book anywhere in the world so this is open to everyone. Simply leave a comment on this post answering the question "With regards to tailoring, what is one thing you would like to learn or what technique would you like to get better at doing?" Leave your comment by midnight (London time) the 17th of December for a chance to win. Thanks again Lynette for the generous giveaway!