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Viewing a snippet of the new fitting DVD

scrubble4 | Posted in Talk With Us on

Hi;  In responding to rekha regarding the Best of Threads DVD, I thought of a way for all of us to get a better sense of the new fitting DVDs.  We have had a fair amount of discussion on what they may be like, but none of us on Gatherings seem to have purchased them yet.  (As always, I may be wrong about this not having been able to squeeze time for a lot of Gathering reading the last few days.)

AMBER:  I wonder if there could be a snippet from each of the fitting DVDs posted on the Thread site?  We could view them to get a sense of how they are put together, and the type of help we could gain from them.  Right now, although I know you have said how great they are and I do believe you, I am a bit hesitant to spend the money without knowing what they are like. 

Thanks for letting us know if this is possible.  Scrubble4

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  1. Ckbklady | | #1

    Amber, I would second the motion - even 30 second samples as Amazon does with music, would be tremendously useful. The tear-out ad in the last Threads issue and even the email ad a couple of days ago (the one pairing the set with Simplicity but not explaining what actually was included) were both terribly cryptic. In the latter, one had to select a button reading "order now" to learn anything. That sounds like "commit to this with almost no information". I would do that for a $20 book, but not for a $100 purchase.

    Could you consider Scrubble4's idea and let us into the DVDs a bit?

    Much appreciated,

    Mary



    Edited 4/15/2008 1:42 pm by Ckbklady

  2. Ckbklady | | #2

    Hiya Scrubble4,

    Check out this link on Patternreview.com. A poster reviewed the Torso DVD today:

    http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readbookreview.pl?readreview=1&ID=1063

    I'm going to have to read it again and give it some thought before ordering. The things I need seem to be there, but I'd love a review of them all.

    :) Mary

    1. scrubble4 | | #3

      Ckbklady:  Thanks for the review pathway.  I read the review with interest.  The reviewer seemed very skilled, and perhaps this set of DVDs is not needed by her.  Her review lists some interesting things the DVD does cover.  I like King's idea of movement as part of the fitting equation.  That is seldom included other than Kathleen Fasanella's work.  I don't like the fragmentation that seems to be a part of this series.  34 minutes is not a long video.  It feels a bit like Threads is milking these DVDs by parsing them out onto the separate DVDs.  If each DVD is 34 minutes that would be 100 dollars for just over 2 1/4 hours of viewing.  That still seems a bit pricey to me.  However for many of us seeing is understanding never mind believing.  I hope for Thread's sake, they have a winner.  I am still going to think a bit before ordering. 

      Thanks again for the pathway.  Scrubble4

      1. Ckbklady | | #4

        Oh, hey, you're welcome. If they discuss more, we know where to find them, eh?

        Yes, $100 for the set sounds really high. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my purchase request at my public library branch will go through.

        :) Mary

        1. KharminJ | | #5

          Okay - this is a slightly sideways response to an old thread, but ...

          It seems (in October) like *someone* at Taunton heard our unhappiness about the prospect of "buying a pig-in-a-poke":

          At the top of this blurb for their latest "Industry Insider" DVD,http://store.taunton.com/onlinestore/item/threads-insider-industry-techniques-dvd-031016.html, there is a tab for Video Preview! Yay! It leads to a nicely done excerpt of the actual content. Certainly makes me more interested in buying it!Kharmin

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