Do you know the saying "stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea"? On the one hand I hate reviews that are just big sucky up love fests and on the other hand I cannot find one thing I dislike about the Colette Sewing Handbook by Sarai Mitnick.
You only have to take one look at her website http://www.colettepatterns.com/ to know you are in for a whole world of loveliness.
So this is not a review. It is a simple statement: I LOVE this book. Here are some things I already love:
1. The patterns are printed separately not all on top of each other in a big jumble.
2. The sizes go up to US size 18, really very generous.
3. The book including 5 patterns cost £16 and some change from http://www.thebookdepository.co.uk/ (no P and P). Normally Colette patterns are £12.50 EACH plus P and P. This book is a bargain.
My first make from the book has been started. This book is a feast for the eyes. Buy it now!
PS I got so excited about the patterns being printed in a sensible manner that I took a dreadful photo of a pattern sheet. Mental.