Saturday, May 10, 2008

Online Sewing Books-Modern Pattern Design, 1942


This book is absolutely invaluable to anyone who is attempting to copy early 1940's fashions. Ms. Pepin walks the reader through every step of the way, starting with basic sloper construction. The chapters cover blouses, jackets, skirts, trousers and dresses, evening gowns and lingerie.

The rest of the site is well worth exploring; it is categorized by decade and includes sewing and millinery books from the turn of the last century through the 1950's. The What's New page lists the most recent offerings as well as works in progress. It's a favorite site of mine.

Best of all, it's free (although donations are accepted).

1 comment:

amy k. said...

nice link!! thank you!