Over the last six months I have been collecting books on sewing. I search the local thrift stores, I visit goodwill (both my local store and online auctions) and estate sales. My acquisitions are growing larger but I have a few that are my favorites.
It all began with a 1940’s book that I got from Goodwill. Paid $2.00 for it. I have to admit that all of the information that they provided then is a pertinent today. There is hardly any color photos in this book but the styles are great.
Another great book shows fashions of the seventies..Pant suits, scarves, florals, so much fun!
The Sixties gave us the Better Homes and Gardens Addition.
Love how it helps you accessorize your suits.
I even managed to pick up a Couture Handbook
It is from the early 2000’s but one day it will be vintage won’t it. I use to be young and I am certainly vintage now.
It gives great finishing techniques and hand stitches.
Another relatively new book but one that I reference a lot when I begin a project with fabrics I have never sewn.
All these books give great advice, from zippers to seams, if you have a question the answers are here.
So what books do you have in your library?