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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Krause (Aug. 12 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080198758X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801987588
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.8 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,375,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was such a pleasure to read a book (aimed at the "gifted") which shows a delightful awareness that fashion should be fun and reflect individual style. Unlike other books aimed at this market, this one is neither a dreary "self-help" approach nor an appeal to look "professional" (which, especially in NYC, generally means "dowdy.") This book should be on the shelf of everyone who enjoys both sewing and individuality in fashion, not only those who are plus sized. Rita's humour makes the reading marvellously original - her style gives a sense of sheer (or, perhaps, "shear") enjoyment. I especially liked her emphasis on colour and adapting patterns. For some, Rita's taste may seem a bit over the top (even I, who have rather bold tastes, would find the "carwash skirt" a little much), but her ideas can be adapted to the reader's personal style. For example, the "suit types" can use Rita's swing coat in any fabric, over a simple dress, and both have an "office look" and avoid the skirt-and-blouse cutoff point that is unflattering to most large women. Rita, most refreshingly, does not offer stock "self-help" talk, nor does she explore the current trends towards relating size to "issues" or "self-esteem." This is pure fashion, where building on one's own style and tastes makes for a wonderful look.
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By A Customer on July 19 2001
Format: Paperback
I think that if I had read this book ten years ago, I would have given it a higher rating; I really did enjoy her positive, up-beat take on size acceptance, and she was very honest about how difficult it can be.
However, to be truly honest, I simply could not enjoy the clothes! At 27 years old, I don't want to look like an explosion at a crayon factory. I love that Rita Farro wears just what she likes best, but I myself would rather look stylish and sophisticated instead of clownish. Again, this is my very own personal preference - I applaud Rita for following her vision, it's just not mine.
5 stars for the message, 1 star for the clothes.
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Whether you sew or not, Rita Farro's book is for all women of size. She uses wit, warmth and a large dose of common sense to get the message across that large women are just as entitled to be happy and productive as anyone else and those "fataphobics" who have a problem with us plus size gals...well, it's THEIR problem. All we can do, she says, is change ourselves for the better. We CAN be happy. And she's right. I spent years sitting at home feeling terrible about myself but after reading Rita's book, I started taking control of my life and in small steps, try to be better every day. I can't recommend this book too highly. I just wish Rita would hurry up and write another book!
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I was hoping for some great stuff. There was some stuff, some tips for pattern fixing and accessory-modifying. But not much about what works and what doesn't. It is heavily geared toward women who DON'T work in a heavily tailored environment (i.e. suits). It wasn't the colour emphasis (which was good) but the lack of styles in that area. I was fairly frustrated when I finished the book.
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By A Customer on April 26 1999
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I picked this book up two years ago and have since read it several times. It is an excellent resource for anyone who does not fit "society's" standards. The author gives insightful and witty advice on how to present ourselves in the best possible manner to a world that is often hostile. As an added bonus, the sewing section at the end of the book was extremely useful. Kudos to Rita. When will she write her next book?
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