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A really great book; an interesting read for all sewing fans from the novice to advanced!,
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This review is from: Complete Book of Sewing Short Cuts (Paperback)
This now out of print book is a great read, and has a great many useful and handy time saving tips for the home sewist, and indeed anyone looking to improve their dressmaking/garment construction skills. Claire Shaeffer explains the techniques and tips throughly and in a logical manner - making it very easy to follow. I'd recommend this title to anyone, especially as they're so cheap as a used/second-hand book too!
If the publishers were ever to update and re-print the book I'd recommend that they number each "Tip" - and add a notes section to the front or back of the book, so the reader could easily jot down the number of their favourite tip :)
P.S. I also own PatternReview.com: 1000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers (which has tips from real-life sewers, as well as in depth tutorials and how-to's by long standing experts) - and if you enjoyed the Claire Shaeffer book, then the PatternReview.com book is like modern day equivalent - they pair-up very well together, and are both favourites in my sewing library.