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blog_beauty2As a beginner seamstress and aspiring fashion designer, I’d love to eventually get one of these—it’s a book that I’ve recently become obsessed with. Sold by sewfastseweasy.com, a popular sewing lounge in New York, this book is called “Fashionary,” and takes the fashion sketchbook concept to a new level. It offers the following: “figure templates” for those of us that might be artistically challenged, a dictionary of fabric terms, laundry labels (how cool is that?), and much more. The book sells for $35, which doesn’t seem too steep for a sketchbook that can accommodate various artistic mediums and most of all will be an inspirational tool.
To purchase this book or view more information, visit http://www.sewfastseweasy.com/beginner+sewing+books.php.

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