Saturday, October 18, 2008

I'm Back, Sort Of

I'm back to the land of the bloggers, etc. now that my dear brother has fixed me up with a loaner computer until he gets back from his trip and can figure out what to do with mine. I must agree with Melodye when she said grown-up brothers are the best. They sure are! I will try to take some pants pictures too. I just have basic programs on this computer and none of "my" stuff, and I'm trying to keep it simple. I've got a back-up drive, so almost everything is still there, even if the computer itself dies, so I'm not worried yet.

Sally, the tailoring book Claudine recommended is Classic Tailoring Techniques: A Construction Guide for Women's Wear by Roberto Cabrera and Patricia Meyers.
I bought mine used from Abe Books. Thank you Claudine for noting the book in your comment. My computer was so wobbly at that point that if I'd tried to get a link to it, I'd probably have lost the whole post, etc. As always, all help most gratefully accepted!


Patricia, I found a tutorial on sewing godets from Els, who always knows the right way. We're very glad she does, and especially that she's willing to tell us, too. I hope this answers your questions. You can always come over to Stitcher's Guild and ask there, too.

3 comments:

Carol Alayne said...

I highly recommend the books you mention, "Classic Tailoring Techniques". Both the mens and women's editions are clear to read and the technical notes are well drawn!

carol.alayne@tailoringforwomen.com

Sheila said...

Thanks for the links.

Nancy K said...

Your reminder to go over to Stitchers Guild had me heading over there again and taking part, again. I hope that you will be back to blogging soon. I just got a new computer and I know how long and time consuming getting everything on it is.