Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday: The Right Fabric for Your Pattern

Oh, do please click pics for legibility and possible print out.


Well, This is a quick cribbed checklist from The Complete Book Of Sewing by Constance Talbot, Published in 1943. The name says it all... this volume is a great reference resource.

You have to admire her correct, yet stilted, grammar.


I'm cutting out a casual fall jacket from a light weight woolen myself. And a cape from a coat weight boucle, a gypsy skirt from a striped rayon and a huge hole in my housekeeping standards.

( Oh, Balanced Life where are you?)

5 comments:

Jen M said...

Balanced, schmalanced! The older I get, the less I think balance is important :) Enjoy your current passion!

mamafrog said...

I love this book! I have my mom's and one I picked up in a thrift store. It's a classic of the era and worth a look through.

casserole said...

"Has the pattern straight lines?" I love it!!!

I linked to your post on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/vintage-checklist-for-choosing-fabrics/2009/09/09/

--Anne

Julie said...

Gosh I just HATE it when my fabric gets rebellious! lol

Sara said...

You inspired me to post about an old book I have! But my photos aren't as crisp as yours....
Love it!

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