Thanks to all of you, my new book, The Refashion Handbook has been getting a wonderful response. This whole book writing adventure has been an amazing experience. From the moment I sent off my proposal, to the publishers acceptance, to the California photo shoot, to receiving my advance copy, to the book launch party. It’s all been so much fun for me and to share it with you makes it a million times better.
Could I ask another favor of you?
Amazon 5 star reviews are really important because of Amazon’s mysterious and almighty algorithm. The more 5 star reviews the book gets the better it sells.
You all are always so supportive and I really do appreciate the time you take to help me get the word out so to thank you for taking the time to click on 5 stars and write a review, I’ll be giving away a $50.00 gift JoAnn Fabric and Craft Gift Card to one reviewer. All you have to do is go here , scroll down to the Customer Review section and click on the Write a Customer Review link.
Here are some of the nice reviews that are already posted:
(Publishers Weekly, September 16, 2014) wrote:
“The author’s blog is devoted to refashioning her lumpy thrift-store finds into more attractive (although by no means trendy) outfits, so it makes sense that her first book showcases 19 of the concepts she’s used in her sewing for herself. A frumpy three-quarter-sleeve T-shirt turns into a cute fitted top, while the Emerald Petals Dress takes a frequently found style (the sleeveless, bulky dress) and reworks it into a stylish cap-sleeve dress. The book uses written instructions and color photographs to show the techniques Huntington uses, which should be helpful for readers who clearly can’t count on finding the exact same clothes that she did. A basic techniques chapter is adequate, covering a few trickier skills such as hemming a pleated skirt,…This book is a great inspiration for those who like to make one-of-a-kind garments for women.”(Publishers Weekly, September 16, 2014)
Jennifer R. Lewis wrote:
“If you are refashioning for fun or necessity, this is the book to have. If you are a regular reader of her site, this book is still worth purchasing.
This book explains techniques for the absolute beginner in a clear, concise manner, so anyone who is starting out with sewing can understand how to perform various techniques. If you are already familiar with sewing and refashioning, you can skip that chapter and dive into the projects.
My favorite part about her book (and her site) is her projects result in timeless, classic and stylish pieces that are wearable for women of all shapes and sizes. The issue I have with most (not all) refashion books and sites are the projects are either too simplistic (using the same technique for the garment refashion), too “out-there”, or too confined to a particular demographic. If you have the same issues with refashioning sites and books, you WON’T have that issue with this book or her site.
This book also renders well on the Kindle Fire, so if you have a Kindle Fire and have had bad luck with how the how-to books show up on it, you shouldn’t have a problem with this one because it works great on my Kindle Fire AND Kindle Fire HD.”
Pam in Michigan wrote:
“Refashion ideas with polish and sophistication. Excellent explanations of techniques useful for beginners as well as those with sewing experience.”
Michelle M. wrote:
“My refashion handbook arrived today. I was thrilled with it. My favorite project is decorate a denim jacket! Whoever does the photos for Beth is very talented! Beth makes it look so easy, so doable, so fun. I cannot wait to get started on my own, first, refashion. Bring it on.”
Bobbie Miner wrote:
“Great book such wonderful ideas. I recommend this book to everyone who loves to sew. She has a wonderful website with more great ideas. I wish my eye was as good as hers for seeing what could be.”
Thank you all so very much!!!