- Pretty to look at but not terribly useful. Review by Ann Taecker
I purchased this after looking at the Interweave store preview, primarily interested in garments. (well not really the gangster pants on the cover but one of the skirts looked interesting) On first look once it arrived, I was disappointed at the lack of garments and the ones there are really not all that inspired. Decided to keep it anyway. I'm a very experienced seamstress and would experiment with one or two of the shapes. Tonight I pulled out the pattern sheets. There are two of them. TWO large pieces of paper printed front and back. Outside of the small spiral scarf pattern being shaded, every pattern uses the same solid outline, same weight, exact same line for every piece. All layered on top of each other. I tried to follow one piece and it was a nightmare. If you are a book collector and you are interested in some new eye candy, this may suit your fancy. If you prefer for your library to be functional, I'd find a book to preview before purchasing and then decide. To me, it was sadly disappointing. The "patterns" nailed the coffin shut. The book will be returned. Sorry Interweave, I expected so much more from you.
(Posted on 2/15/12)