whoo whoooooooooooooooo! the christine haynes book blog tour train has pulled into kalkatroona station! pour yourself a cuppa, spike it with something good, and let's have a chit chat. it'll be short and very sweet: this book is the bomb and it belongs in your library.
yep, i've perused it... i was lucky enough to
sneak exsqueeze me, devour a peek at this tome during the past coupla weeks, and let's just say, if i'da spied the section on zippers, you woulda seen some fly front pants from me during project sewn for sure. you get three pages on a fly front zip alone. THREE. PAGES. with a beautifully pictured step every inch of the way-- crystal clear. no more abandoning this method as a "design choice" for this girl.
the same goes for a bookfull of techniques, basic and advanced, it's simply delicious, it's a marvelous manual. and even though i'd call it an absolute must for anyone dipping their thimble into the silky waters of sewing, there's plenty for the advanced sewist to delight in as well. but really, what else would you expect from christine?
i'm sorry, what's that you say? YOU EXPECT A CELEBRATORY PRIZE?! well, aren't you the presumptuous one! I LIKE YOU! you should come over for a drink.
while you get your travel plans ready, throw your hat into the ring for christine's derby dress pattern, which she has so graciously offered to one lucky lady (or gent, mais oui!). it packs up wonderfully, and can be lengthened to all kinds of proportions, as demonstrated by the crazy lady on vacation in yellowchrome. just leave a comment on this post, and oh, let's see, we're already talking about vices for the other giveaway, let's talk about the sewing technique that gives you the most trouble! you can bet your booty christine's book will solve it for you. holler in the comments!
UPDATE: i'll close the comments this sunday march 16 and announce a winner monday! erm, and for all you speed readers out there, take note: this giveaway is for the delicious derby dress pattern. see you soon!
and furthermore: okey doke, comments closed, winner announced tomorrow...
a PDF version of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.