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24 Novice Or Intermediate: Other Sewing Books




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This article is from the Textile Related Books FAQ, by Lara J. Fabans lfabans@adobe.com with numerous contributions by others.

24 Novice Or Intermediate: Other Sewing Books

The following books have been recommended in various places, often in articles
in Threads magazine. Most are out of print.

Clothing for Women (Lippincotts Home Manuals). Laura I Baldt. c. 1927.
Includes draping, etc. (Ref: Threads #15, pg. 10)

The Dressmaker. Butterick. 1911. (Ref: Threads #15, pg. 10)

Dress Design: Draping and Flat Pattern Making. Hillhouse & Mansfield. (Ref:
Threads #15, pg. 10) Definitely Wonderful!! Lots of draping examples.

Sew the French Way. Line Jaque. c. 1961. (Ref: Threads #15, pg. 10)

Complete Book of Dressmaking. Ann MacTaggert. c. 1975. (Ref: Threads #15, pg.
10)

Clothing Construction. Evelyn Mansfield. c. 1953. (Ref: Threads #15, pg. 10)

Modern Tailoring for Women. Francis Mauck. c. 1948 (Ref: Threads #15, pg. 10)

Creative Dressing. Kaori O'Connor. c. 1980. (Ref: Threads #15, pg. 10)

Modern Dressmaking Made Easy. Mary Brooks Picken. c. 1940. (Ref: Threads #15,
pg. 10)

Women's Institute of Dress Design. series of books from 1910 - 1930.

There are a couple of other out of print series. Time-Life did a series on
sewing back in the 1960's and Vogue did one in the late 60's or early 70's. I
have seen some of the Vogue books and they seem to be fairly interesting and
useful.

Diane Barlow Close recommends _Draping and Designing With Scissors and Cloth_,
1920's and 1930's. This is a two volume set from The Women's Institute
series, used by coutures of the era. A reprint is now available from: Body
Blueprints; 1734 Scott St., St. Helena, CA 94574. $18.95 + $2 s/h each vol.

 

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