Storydreamer (karalianne) wrote in sew_hip,

Would you recommend any of these books?

I just got an e-mail from Amazon suggesting a bunch of sewing books, and I thought I'd ask for recommendations. I've been wanting to look at tailoring and so the titles are absolutely intriguing, but I don't want to spend money on useless books or ones that don't give accurate information.

Tailoring: The Classic Guide to Sewing the Perfect Jacket
by Editors of CPi

Shirtmaking: Developing Skills For Fine Sewing
by David Page Coffin

Making Trousers for Men & Women: A Multimedia Sewing Workshop
by David Page Coffin

Couture Sewing Techniques, Revised and Updated
by Claire Shaeffer

The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional Results
by Lynda Maynard

The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns
by Editors of Creative Publishing

Also, I don't have a dress form and I am a size 14/16. Any recommendations for that? Either tutorials for making your own or brands that people have had good results with!
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