A. Dickson

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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
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Metric Pattern Cutting by Winifred Aldrich
Metric Pattern Cutting by Winifred Aldrich
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners..., 23 Jun 2009
If you're new to pattern cutting I would recommend that you get some background knowledge on patterns first before using this book - even buy some patterns to play around with before progressing onto the book, just to get a feel of what you're working with.
It is a good point of reference for pattern cutters with a bit of experience but I wouldn't recommend it to someone just starting out.

There are often bits missed out, it is assumed that you will know what they are & if you don't know, you won't have a complete pattern. You'll end up doing guess work, which isn't a good thing. There are also certain calculative methods missed out too that are essential to beginners,… Read more
Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia by Stephen Fried
After reading all the reviews about the book my expectations were quite high. It was a good book & it paints a picture of Gia and the influences (good & bad) that touched her life.

What did disappoint me though was that it was more of an 'all round' account of her life, a lot of which was based on the nastiness/commercialism/superficialities of the fashion industry which undoubtedly affected her life, but it could've did with having more on Gia herself, making it more personal to her.

Especially regarding the issues of addiction & how powerful it is, for it was her self destructive/addictive personality that caused her demise and ultimately, her untimely death… Read more
Cutler ~ The Cutler
Cutler ~ The Cutler
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! :-), 29 May 2009
Absolutely fantastic album, would highly recommend it to anyone. It has a bit of something in it for everyone. An original, imaginative & constructive masterpiece that will take you on a magical journey of musical exploration and creativity... wonderful! :-)

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