Thrift Book | Complete Guide to Sewing

I am very familiar with a sewing machine, but I am in no a seamstress. Recently, my ambition has moved ahead of my skill level and I need some help. And since my Grandmother Jane is no longer alive to walk me through the steps of dressmaking and tailored finishes, I headed to the second hand book store where I found a copy of "Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing".

This is one of my projects this spring: to make some breezy linen tunics and shifts for the hot months ahead. This book addresses some fuzzy areas for me like sleeve holes, seam allowances, pleats and necklines. I'm also hoping to learn how to install a hidden zipper. I'll let you know how it all goes. But until then, you should keep your eyes peeled for this book from your local second hand bookseller.


Linen Tunic Inspiration: