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  • Carole Parker
    I ve been going through old e-mails before I delete them to get them out of inbox, and I thought people might be interested in these reviews. Until later--
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 4, 2013
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      I've been going through old e-mails before I delete them to get them out of inbox, and I thought people might be interested in these reviews.

      Until later--

      Carole


      Begin forwarded message:

      > From: Laura Stewart
      > Date: June 7, 2012 12:54:19 PM PDT
      >
      > I purchased The Victorian Tailor:An Introduction to Period Tailoring
      > as well as Men's Garments 1830-1900: A Guide to Pattern Cutting and
      > Tailoring.
      >
      > The Victorian Tailor is mostly a book about hand sewing techniques. I
      > am largely set in my ways on many of these topics, having been sewing
      > since before I can actually remember, and yet a few items changed my
      > life about as much as Vogue Sewing did when I was about 10.
      > Particularly, there is an excellent section on hand sewing
      > buttonholes, which I have always been just terrible at, and my
      > practice buttonholes are almost at the point that I prefer them to
      > letting the machine do it, if I'm ignoring time spent. The
      > instructions on sewing techniques are VERY detailed, down to which
      > hand to place where and what angle to take when driving in the needle,
      > etc. I speculate that for someone less set in their ways, this might
      > be very helpful, if perhaps a bit frustrating to go through each tiny
      > step. I think I might well utilize it if I find myself ever again
      > teaching a friend to sew. While I doubt I'll utilize very much
      > besides the buttonholes method, it's a nice reference, and I'm happy
      > to have it. The drafting section is sketchy and short. There's also
      > interesting historical notes unrelated to technique.
      >
      > I am EXTREMELY happy with Men's Garments 1830-1900. The drafting
      > instructions are excellent for me. Word of caution, however: they are
      > exactly nothing like the modern fashion school method of pattern
      > drafting from sloper patterns. They are however very similar to my
      > self-taught drafting method, so I personally found them very easy. I
      > imagine this MIGHT be hard for people that are not great at geometry.
      > Other reviews (on Amazon) have noted that while there are many pieces
      > available for different collars, different sleeve shapes, etc., it
      > doesn't really spell out exactly where these are. I didn't really
      > find this to be a problem.
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