Debut titles in Taunton Press's new sewing series, these guides take both new and experienced sewers completely through the construction process of a particular garment. Podolak, contributing writer to Threads Magazine, is quite expert in breaking down the construction of the jacket. Organisation of chapters is very logical, starting with selection of style, fabric, and customising fit. There is an outstanding section on pressing and shaping fabric. The presentation throughout is crisp, and photos and diagrams are frequent and well placed. Likewise a contributor to Threads Magazine, Tilton follows the exact same format, with special sections and help tips unique to the garment. Both texts are polished, professional, and wonderfully written. This series compares favourably with "Singer Sewing Reference Library" series, which focuses on fabrics, fit, children's wear, etc. Taunton's new series is all garment-specific, and though the format is redundant, it works well. Highly recommended for public libraries..Karen Ellis, Baldwin Boettcher Lib., Humble, Tex.
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Cecelia Podolak, whose specialties include jackets and pressing, has been an inspiration to others at seminars and workshops both in Canada and the United States. She has been a contributor to "Threads" magazine and is the author of" Easy Guide to Sewing Jackets "published in the fall of 1995. Cecelia has a Master's Degree in Clothing, Textiles, and Merchandising, and lectures part-time at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, on Comparative Clothing Construction and Apparel Design.