As with everything, I'm a little behind. I had hoped to get back to the drafting posts for the Master Sewing and Design Certification Program last week. They are coming, so please bear with me.
I'm very excited though as I am ready to take my first test. It will be on the Textiles Module. I had a textbook that I had used when I was in school and thought that it would be a great resource until I found such a blatant error. Since then, I've looked for a book that I thought would put me on the right track and I am very happy to say that I found a wonderful book, Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide.
I had purchased another book that looked wonderful online only to be very disappointed when it arrived. That book was returned and I decided to give Claire Shaeffer's book a try. I was so happy when it arrived. It contains everything I wanted and so much more.
In the back of the book are a number of Appendixes that cover burn tests, an extensive guide on interfacings, needles as well thread.
www.jillybejoyful.blogspot.com did a great tutorial on covering hardware washers which you can find here, http://jillybejoyful.blogspot.com/2012/12/covered-washer-pattern-weights-tutorial.html
And just for a little fun, I found this beautiful suit designed by Anne Kendall of Apple Annie Fabrics in the section on denim. Spectacular piece!
*Now, a little note on the day at hand, Thrifty Thursday. I should have the post up in just a few hours. I'm sewing the binding on the coat that I made to go with the clutch I made last week. If you've made a clutch, you will be able to link yours to the post and next week I will showcase all of the cluthes on The Wednesday Showcase post. There's still time to get your clutch made as you will be able to link up until Tuesday of next week, so get busy!!!!