I am very grateful that I have managed to go through the whole looong winter without being unwell a single time! None of us were! Everyone around seemed to be getting a cold or a flu all the time, but we managed to avoid that all winter. That’s why I don’t understand why now, in May when it’s warm(er) and nice I have to come down with a cold! I blame my dear brother, he was sick for several days and then passed this cold on to me. Not particularly nice of him I think. So I spent a day in bed (it was long since I last did that!) and am now slowly coming back to my normal self again. This seems to be a weird kind of cold, both my brother and I find ourselves saying and doing strange things. Coming up with weird and rather stupid comments to what somebody else is saying (yes, we both blame this on the cold!) and Aron somehow managed to hang the hand towel, that he had been drying his hands on, in the hall amongst the jackets and coats, while I was going to throw my piece of bread in the garbage and spread butter on the empty plastic bag….
Anyway…. that was not what I was going to write about!
A couple of days ago I recieved a package from Amazon with the mail which made me very happy indeed! Three lovely books that I had ordered; Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen’s Dresses & Their Construction (I have often heard this book described as a must for all costume lovers and so I finally decided to go ahead and order it), a book called Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques and book from V&A called Underwear: Fashion in Detail
My first plan was to just buy the V&A book, but then when I was looking around on Amazon at it a few other books came up…. and I, well I just couldn’t resist getting a couple more. My excitement on receiving the package was great indeed (and I must confess myself highly impressed with Amazon’s very quick delivery this time!)! The books are so lovely!!
Judging from the titles I guess it is not too difficult to figure out that I am planning to make another corset. I am. I’ve really wanted to make myself a more advanced one, and then when I saw the corset book on Amazon I just had to get it. It has 25 corsets and covers 2 centuries of styles. It has a picture of everyone of them and then the pattern for it. Now, it doesn’t seem to be very detailed but from what I have had time to look in it so far I think it seems great! 🙂
The V&A Underwear book I saw in a bookstore before Christmas, and I wanted it so! Some people seem to think it strange why one would want to buy a book on the history of underwear, I would have them know that it is not strange at all! It is a very fascinating subject! And this book is just beautiful! Lovely pictures and so much interesting information! I have read about half of it so far and have learned so much! And I have LOTS of inspiration for my corset now! 😀
And you can probably expect another post about this book later on.