The author of the book is Nancy Nix-Rice, who contacted me and asked me to review the book. I've known of Nancy for years and have a copy of the first version of this book. So I was thrilled to receive the new version of the book and to share my thoughts about it with you.
First can I say that when I pulled the book from the envelope I smiled! I was so happy to see my friend Cennetta on the book's cover! There is a two page spread featuring Cennetta detailing how she learned what colors worked for her.
To me this book is for the woman who is looking for information on how to sew her style, just like the title says, "Style Solutions for Real Women." The book is organized into three sections:
Are all about training your eye to find points of connection between you and the clothes and accessories you choose.
Walk you through a step by step process of refining your wardrobe
Highlight special reference information - makeup, fabric traits, clothing care, closet organization, custom sewing and alterations and more.
This is not a sewing book. However, this book will affect your sewing in a positive way. If you're trying to develop your style. Figure out what colors work for you when using make-up and for your clothing. Determine what length is most flattering. Need to understand how lines lengthen and slim you or cut you off or maybe square you off? All of these questions and more will be answered in this book.
As we all know, sewing is about more than just stitching two pieces of fabric together. There are so many decisions that you have to make to end up with a finished garment that you will love and wear often...so anything that helps you end up with a great new piece is worth adding to your sewing library.
Nancy sent me two copies of the book and it's only far to share. So if you're interested in winning a copy, leave a comment here by Saturday, May 10th at midnight EST. I promise I will mail it out next week!
However, if you want your own copy now, you can purchase one here on the Palmer & Pletsch site. I hope you will look into owning this book. As I said before I have the original version and used it extensively when I first started sewing my work wardrobe. It is a wonderful resource!
...as always more later!