While my shelves are definitely loaded with many new sewing books, it is sometimes the older ones that I most enjoy. The two on the left have special meaning. They were college textbooks used by my mother as she studied to obtain a degree in Home Economics.
The familiar handwriting that still brings a smile, and sometimes a tear.
The $4.00 price was likely as astronomical to a 1947 college coed , as the unreal price of textbooks are to current students.
No doubt, fashion styles have changed a little!
Yet, while newer books are brimming with well styled and glossy photographs, I often find the older books to contain more explanations and theories behind certain sewing techniques.
Many of the techniques are as relevant today,
as they were then.
Proving again, that the type of sewing I love most is timeless.
Almost all, include at least a few pages on my favorite subject: sewing for babies!