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!