Ok, a few weeks ago in one of my "Sewing Jots and Tittles" posts I mentioned how I was going to sell back one of my sewing books (pictured below) on Amazon and use the money to get another one I wanted.
At that time I was really convinced that I no longer needed the book. Well as I prepared to go through the process of selling it back I started to flip through it's pages---particularly one's at the back--- and really saw some useful information. It seems I'd gotten jaded with the book because I saw mostly familiar & basic sewing information in the front of the book that I have in SO many other books in my library. Truth be told I've never really took the time to look through the whole book. I would only occasionally use it as a reference. I'm so happy I "rediscovered" my book and all of it's in-depth information.
What has really got me captivated with this book is that it's geared to the fashion designer/sewer. The instructions really help you work your way through preparing/sewing/finishing a garment. Since my aim is to learn draping (which I'm currently working on now) I really need a great resource to help me figure out construction and finishing methods since I won't have a commercial guidesheet to rely on. This book will definitely help me with that.
So I'm happy that I took another look at this book and realized how much of an asset it really is to my future designing aspirations. Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever given up on something (sewing machine/book/gadget/tool) only to discover later that it was really useful? Do share!!!