Monday, October 19, 2009

Art of Dressmaking

My latest find from the Berryville Old Book Shop (where they always have a fascinating assortment of books that part me from quite a lot of my disposable income) is a 1927 dressmaking guide from Butterick:

I don't know quite how they did the moiré cover, which didn't photograph particularly well, but i thought it was a charming touch.

The book has all sorts of hand-finishing details that have dropped out of more modern sewing guides in my collection - want to brush up on drawnwork, or how to apply ostrich or marabou trim? It's in here...

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