Dressmaking Simplified

No beginner should be without this book.

Author: Valerie Cock

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0632022167

Category: Design

Page: 240

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No beginner should be without this book. Paper patterns often give insufficient information, but here clear diagrams and detailed step-by-step instructions provide a method of working which is easy to follow. This comprehensive and practical book covers every aspect of making your own clothes from choosing machines, tools and equipment to the various stitches and hem finishes. Clear drawings illustrate the techniques needed to become a proficient dressmaker.
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Making Selling and Wearing Boys Clothes in Late Victorian England

With numerous illustrations ( 1877 ) ; Easy Dressmaking . Containing diagrams , etc. ( 1892 ) ; Practical Dressmaking ( 1895 ) ; Dressmaking Simplified . Simple rules for measuring , marking , and cutting out a dress , etc.

Author: Clare Rose

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754664449

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Drawing upon a remarkable variety of documentary evidence, this study argues that much of Britain's consumer culture and modern business practices was influenced by the ready-to-wear market in boys' clothes. Through a detailed visual and statistical analysis of these sources, linking the design and retailing of boys' clothing with social, cultural and economic issues, it shows that an understanding of the production and consumption of the boys clothing is central to debates on the growth of the consumer society, the development of mass-market fashion, and concepts of childhood and masculinity.
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The Dressmaking Book

Featuring over 200 how-to line drawings, this guide covers the fundamentals of dressmaking and fashion, including how to select patterns and materials, alter designs, and hand-stitching and sewing machine basics.

Author: Adele Margolis

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 1635618444

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 314

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In this essential primer, renowned sewing expert Adele P. Margolis offers step-by-step instructions for creating your own garments. Featuring over 200 how-to line drawings, this guide covers the fundamentals of dressmaking and fashion, including how to select patterns and materials, alter designs, and hand-stitching and sewing machine basics.
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Cutting for All

Medieval Finds from Excavations in London : 2 , F.14 Short and Easy Mathematical Mode of Cutting ... , 1830.3 Short Cuts to ... 1919.4 Simple Cutting - Out for Home and School Use , 1886.1 Simple Dressmaking : Explained and Illustrated ...

Author: Kevin L. Seligman

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809320061

Category: Reference

Page: 351

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Containing 2,729 entries, Kevin L. Seligman’s bibliography concentrates on books, manuals, journals, and catalogs covering a wide range of sartorial approaches over nearly five hundred years. After a historical overview, Seligman approaches his subject chronologically, listing items by century through 1799, then by decade. In this section, he deals with works on flat patterning, draping, grading, and tailoring techniques as well as on such related topics as accessories, armor, civil costumes, clerical costumes, dressmakers’ systems, fur, gloves, leather, military uniforms, and undergarments. Seligman then devotes a section to those American and English journals published for the professional tailor and dressmaker. Here, too, he includes the related areas of fur and undergarments. A section devoted to journal articles features selected articles from costume- and noncostumerelated professional journals and periodicals. The author breaks these articles down into three categories: American, English, and other. Seligman then devotes separate sections to other related areas, providing alphabetical listings of books and professional journals for costume and dance, dolls, folk and national dress, footwear, millinery, and wigmaking and hair. A section devoted to commercial pattern companies, periodicals, and catalogs is followed by an appendix covering pattern companies, publishers, and publications. In addition to full bibliographic notation, Seligman provides a library call number and library location if that information is available. The majority of the listings are annotated. Each listing is coded for identification and cross-referencing. An author index, a title index, a subject index, and a chronological index will guide readers to the material they want. Seligman’s historical review of the development of publications on the sartorial arts, professional journals, and the commercial paper pattern industry puts the bibliographical material into context. An appendix provides a cross-reference guide for research on American and English pattern companies, publishers, and publications. Given the size and scope of the bibliography, there is no other reference work even remotely like it.
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Simplified Systems of Sewing Styling Lesson Two Pattern Alteration

Personal Measurement Chart THIS is the second of a series of ten lessons on Sewing and Styling, the purpose of which is to present simple, fundamental rules for making clothes. These printed lessons have been prepared in response to the ...

Author: Doris Anderson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447499121

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 28

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This is the second part of “Simplified Systems of Sewing Styling”, a series that aims to outline the fundamental rules for making clothes in the simplest way possible. This volume deals primarily with altering patterns and offers the reader all the secrets of adjusting the pattern to fit their own figure. With simple, step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations, this volume is perfect for anyone with an interest in making their own clothes, especially those of a more traditional style. Contents include: “Introduction to Sewing and Needlework”, “Pattern Alteration”, “Personal Measurement Chart”, “Pattern Units”, “Pattern Marking”, “Order of Alteration”, “How to Alter”, “Pattern”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on sewing and needlework.
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