I have a young friend who's eager to learn how to sew. I'd like to give her a copy of Barbara Emodi's new book, Sew ... The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge. Barbara's approach is no-nonsense, but also fun and full of philosophical insights about the many benefits of sewing. A former contributing editor to Threads, she is knowledgeable about every aspect of sewing from selecting patterns and fabrics, to wardrobe planning, fitting, cutting, constructions, and more. Brand-new sewers will find a plan for skill-building—more experienced seamstresses will gain confidence in making changes to construction methods to suit their personal preferences.