Okay, after uploading a few videos to YouTube discussing vintage/antique sewing books I’ve received a few emails asking me where to find the titles. I suggested the local library, Amazon and other online sources. But, I came across this today! Campus Book Rentals is having a summer textbook rental sale, now through August 2, 2013.
Practical Dress Design by Mabel D. Erwin, 1940 From the beginning, Practical Dress Design, offers up useful tools before getting to page one in the form of 1) a life-size French curve that you can copy or trace to use in your work and 2) half-size scale blocks. Rare, hard-to-find book, not necessarily inexpensive, but
It’s that time of the year again. Graduates are preparing, while families and friends are planning extravagant celebrations. But what about the most important element of the passing school year? All of those special moments? The memories you’ll want to last forever and reminiscent over for years. No worries. Keepsaking those treasured memories just got
A heavily-illustrated vintage sewing guide by an award-winning designer, Roxanne, The Secrets of Couture Sewing, discusses techniques used in couturier workrooms as a professional art form, while elaborating on the subject of designer couture techniques; the text itself containing hundreds of easy-to-follow illustrations and patterns. According to Roxanne, “The do-it-yourself dressmaker knows the basics of
Most designs, if not all, seen in commercial pattern books are made essentially from a single sloper-the same sloper pattern. It is that sloper from which many different garments are designed. Ideally, only one pattern is ever needed, and it can easily be adapted to reflect weight gain or loss. Making your own patterns may
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When you’re in the mood for a good read, an old sewing book probably isn’t the first type of book to come to mind. Especially over a James Patterson mystery novel. But, I believe snuggling up with the right sewing book can be as comforting as apple pie. Here’s why: authors of vintage sewing books
Vintage Sewing Book on Women’s Clothing Please share with others.
In 1968 John Norman was director of designs at Vogue-Butterick patterns. To get an ideal of Norman’s sense of style of the mini-skirt Norman said, “they’re the least flattering fashion of the century,” he continued “and I think most women will agree. Women of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shame.
Better Homes & Gardens Sewing Book: Sewing How-to for home and family (1961) Peek HERE Vs. Better Homes and Gardens Sewing Book (1970) Peek Here An often overlooked vintage sewing book, Better Homes & Garden Sewing offer alot to the beginning sewer. Both versions are perfect for the beginner-especially a young person tackling their first