I initially choose writing a book to share my knowledge
It took 9 years to document my methods and techniques and complete my first edition of Clothing Alteration Secrets Revealed. I was working at the time in my clothing alteration shop/s and stealing precious hours at night to work on the book.
Writing any type of book can seem overwhelming, but as they say – “start with ONE PAGE”. So that’s what I did, and it grew from there. It was not as simple as it would seem however, because unlike a novel, detailing how a person should perform an alteration cannot be described with just ONE instruction. Even something that would seem so simple as shortening a pair of jeans, before marking and cutting, the jeans need to be pinned. Should the person wear shoes, joggers or dress shoes? What about the width at the base of the jean? Will the length be affected by the width?
I needed to impart all that information but in a structured way that would be easy to understand. So I focused on three main areas that crop up time and again.
Digital eBooks came next…
The book above is a practical guide to clothing alterations, but then people began asking for specific clothing alterations, so the eBooks were created. The updated Digital versions have video links for each step, so that besides the written instructions and illustrations, you can also see how I performed each step. (Note Clothing Alteration Secrets Revealed 3rd Edition Digital DOES NOT HAVE VIDEOS)
I have a very long list of Digital eBooks to create. They can be purchased individually like the one below or you can join the MAGIC CIRCLE and view them all.