Who doesn't love a good sewing book? Almost as much as fabric, right? I love sewing books and have loads, some vintage, some new. I also work in a library with a director who takes my suggestions for new acquisitions seriously. Many a night I have crawled into bed with a sewing manual in my lap and a cup of warm milk in my hands. My favorite authors are Nancy Zieman, Claire Shaeffer, Adele Margolis, Carol Ahles, Roberta Carr and others. Here are reviews on just a few of my faves and not so faves. I will work at keeping this list growing, focusing on more recent publications.
I try to review these books honestly and kindly. I hope you agree.
The Better Bag Maker
The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques
The Lost Art of Dress
Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing
The Busy Woman's Sewing Book
Sew Cute Couture
The Illustrated Hassle Free Make your own clothes book