I have a confession to make: I buy sewing books and don’t read them. Criminal, right? I see reviews of them on blogs, stumble across them on Amazon, and I snatch them up thinking that they’ll help improve my sewing skills/solve my fitting issues/turn me into a fashion designer/whatever. And then I open them up when they arrive, flip through them, and then file them away onto a shelf in my bookcase. For shame! Claire Shaeffer will not be put in the corner!
Today that’s going to change. I was giddy when I saw that Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing was on my doorstep when I came home from work. I rushed in, opened it, and immediately became absorbed in all of the knowledge Gretchen shares in her book on vintage sewing (more on her book in a later post). And then I thought: what other great information and tips are sitting on my bookshelf just waiting for me to read and discover? It’s all right there, I just need to open them.
So I’m starting with
two books at once: High Fashion Sewing Secrets by Claire Shaeffer (love her!) and Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch.
Edit: for the sake of simplicity, I’m going to start with Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch. Two books at one time is going to be a bit much for me to power through with my limited reading time available.
How about some kind of Sewing Book Club? Leave me a comment if you plan on joining me for a read-along on either book and share your thoughts of the book on your blog. When I do my post on the book, towards the end of the month, I’ll include a link to your blog as well. Sound fun?
Now if this works out, I need to try this with my knitting books as well…stay tuned!