|from 'Practical Dress Design'|
TJ, over at the Perfect Nose, has most gloriously and generously scanned and posted a number of pattern drafting books from the 40s and 50s. (Copyrights have expired, so its all lovely and legal.) I can't even begin to describe how amazing these are -- however, when I starting going through them the first time, I had to run around the apartment and scream for a little bit before I was calm enough to download them.
|these are from the survey offer below|