For the Vintage Crafter
Sewing Vintage Modern by Nora Abousteit with Jamie Lau, $30
This fantastic pattern book is for anyone who loves vintage clothes but doesn’t fit into those petite sizes, or just wants to pair modern fabrics with classic silhouettes. You don’t have to be an expert sewer either; the book carefully holds your hand through pattern-fitting, making a muslin, and of course, just sewing the thing. There’s an overview of each decade, fabulous vintage illustrations, and very wearable patterns — from a 30s day dress, to a 60s shift, to 70s flares. This is a real winner.