Thursday, October 11, 2012

Elementary My Dear Watson + Book Review

Happy Thursday! What can I say my peeps, it is cold and rainy in Los Angeles today and I am feeling a little like Sherlock Holmes in my fit ;-) Below todays OOTD (outfit of the day) you will find the book review.






Get The Look



H&M Blazer (similar) HERE / Guess Jeans (similar) HERE and HERE / Nine West Hat HERE / Forever 21 Necklace and Earrings / Michael Kors Bag (similar) HERE



Book Review: Vintage Couture Tailoring


Author: Thomas Von Nordheim
Summary: The trade secrets of couture tailoring are revealed—an invaluable guide for professionals and enthusiast.
Review: I have read just about every book on tailoring there is and this will be one of those books that will stay on my desk and not on the shelf. The book has a lot of the same techniques found in some of the really great tailoring books like Couture Sewing Techniques and Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket but this particular book has little gold nuggets of invaluable information from bespoke tailor's workrooms. The images and step by steps are fantastic and so clearly explained just by looking at the images (real photographs not drawings) the book also shows the right and wrong way of stitching, holding the fabric etc. 
My favorite thing about the book is that it is glorious enough for the seasoned seamstress and easy enough to follow for newbies/intermediates wanting to learn techniques to start improving on their tailoring skills.


For a complete view of books I own and recommend visit my amazon book store HERE

xoxo
mimi g.



34 comments:

  1. Hi Mimi,

    Love this look. Thank you for always teaching & inspiring.

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  2. The blazer is great, the colors and buttons, yes!

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  3. I love today's look. Love those books too. I have several of those. I have the Fit for Real People book. I noticed you have a couple of those. I love that one. It is invaluable for really learning your body and how to adjust almost any pattern to fit. I am also a huge Sandra Betzina fan. I have most of her books, a couple of them signed. I got to go to one of her seminars several years ago. I just love her! I used to watch her show on HGTV religiously.

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    1. Thanks Vita, I am also a sewing book junkie ;-)

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  4. Hi Mimi, I check your blog every day and have been inspired by how well you put yourself together. Thanks for inspiring. Do u ever shop at jcpenney? I shop there all the time, I'd love to see you rock some items from there! Keep stylin!

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    1. I dont shop a JCP for myself but I do shop there for the kids. If I do pick something up Ill let you know ;-)

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  5. Love this look! Also, thanks for the book review. I will definitely check out your other recommendations on Amazon....I have a ton myself!

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  6. I love it the hat and jacket are awesome and love how you paired them with flare jean you go girl!

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  7. You are awesome!!!!

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  8. I think I'm going to have to purchase that book, I'm always trying to improve in my sewing. Who doesn't want a more polished look. You want to create a look without it looking homemade.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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  9. I think I'm going to have to purchase that book, I'm always trying to improve in my sewing. Who doesn't want a more polished look. You want to create a look without it looking homemade.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

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  10. I'll check out the book, thanks for the review ?

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  11. I'll check out the book, thanks for the review

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  12. I love your sense of style! Very chic, put together, classy and not over the top! I love it keep up the good work!

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  13. I love your sense of style! Very chic, put together, classy and not over the top! I love it keep up the good work!

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  14. Love all your looks! Very chic, classy and never over the top! Please share your fashion tips/rules!

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  15. Love, love, love hat season and you are wearing that one! Trying to find some cute blazers in plus size, any ideas......

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  16. You are adorable. Love that jacket!

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  17. I know this is like a million years later but I have become slightly obsessed with your blog LOL. You've inspired me to learn to sew :-)
    Random question, what widget/software did you use for the "get the look" slider? I'd like to add something like that to my site.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.