Hot off the presses and into my hands! 😀 This is Claire Shaeffer’s latest, Couture Sewing, The Couture Cardigan Jacket.
Amazon will sell these at a more economical price soon, but Taunton Publishers had these in stock and ready to ship. I’m in full planning mode for the little French jacket sew along and just didn’t have the patience to wait. Great delivery time. Taunton did an excellent job.
I am already half way through the book and love the instruction and illustration style. (Should have shown a few photos..sorry!) Orderly and easy to understand. Usually I use these as a reference and turn to them about specific problems. This is the first time to actually sit and read my way through a book of this sort. Well worth it.
If you have Claire Shaeffer’s previous couture sewing books, many of the techniques are the same, but I love how she walks us through the steps of putting this jacket together. I haven’t broken out the CD yet, but I expect it to be as good as her Couture Workshop CD which I have. I’ve watched it a few times already and have picked up some great techniques.
Seriously, if I could get past the fitting, I would be a happy woman. The fitting just ends up making me so mad!