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What to keep?

Sewingsue

Re: What to keep?
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2019, 14:42:39 PM »
Get rid of Ladbury and Foster, keep the rest.
Done  :)

Well actually I have done a half cull.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Francesca

Re: What to keep?
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2019, 15:08:54 PM »
I only keep ones that have useful techniques that I might actually want to follow along.

Most of the basic sewing books I've had in the past have gone to friends. I'm past the beginner stage now so no need.
Stash Busting 2019
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Traded: 45.9m
Added: 41.9m
Up/down: -45.95m

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Marniesews

Re: What to keep?
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2019, 22:45:53 PM »
I'd definitely suggest keeping the Aldrich & Bray pattern cutting books. Those are classics and even if you don't want to draft a pattern from scratch they can be invaluable to help you draft style alterations to a pattern that you've already fitted for your body.

I've even used one of Bray's old books that I'd bought years before and never used to make pattern adaptations for a ballroom dress a couple of years ago. It worked really well and since then I've often read them and got ideas for other dresses too.
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Sewingsue

Re: What to keep?
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2019, 07:14:52 AM »
Thanks, @Marniesews  I think that was at the back of my mind.
I know which of my craft books are considered classics because of the author and information even if the examples shown are 'of their time', but don't have the same knowledge of my older sewing books (saved from library stock a few years ago with good intentions).
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.