Friday, August 9, 2013

Free pattern drafting books from the 40s and 50s

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.

50s dress styles mid-century
these are from the survey offer below
AND...(I know, could there be more?) she is offering yet another fabulous book for anyone willing to give her their measurements.    She is putting together a bra pattern and is trying to get a sense of the range of people who might be interested in such a thing.  (She would like you to know this is intended as a 'thank you' for people willing to take the time to help out with this.)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link back, lady. As an aside, the book is a thank you for precise measurements from people that are interested in bra-sewing, not an incentive for people that just want freebies. ;) Cheers.


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