Barbara Vaughan

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (78 of 102)
Location: Corinaldo, (AN) Italy


Top Reviewer Ranking: 267,487 - Total Helpful Votes: 78 of 102
The Arms of Krupp by William Manchester
The Arms of Krupp by William Manchester
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 12 Mar 2014
I read this book a long time ago, and recently bought a new copy so I could read it again. It's a long book, but very well written, by one of my favorite authors. If you like history, and like to read, it will give you many satisfying hours. I would have bought a Kindle version if there were one; the book is very heavy, and since it's paperback, it doesn't lie flat.
Dressmaking by Alison Smith
Dressmaking by Alison Smith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift, 12 Mar 2014
I bought this for my daughter, who has recently begun sewing her own clothes. She likes it very much. It has generalized patterns for basic wardrobe items, that can be modified as you please. I noticed that some said the styles were old fashioned, but the point is that you're supposed to change them to suit your own personal style. The book gives lots of guidance for modifying patterns.
Italian Merino Cardigan , Poppy, Large Orvis
3.0 out of 5 stars Much too small, 12 Mar 2014
I order two sweaters at the same time from Orvis, both size large. The other sweater fit perfectly, but this one was much too small. Other than that, it seemed a nice sweater. It's a very fine knit. The color was very bright, not as muted as in the photo. Also, it seemed a bit overpriced for the type of sweater.

I returned the sweater; I didn't get a size larger, because the large was so small I wasn't even sure the next size would fit. They credited my credit card immediately, so the service was good.

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