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Making it work - upsizing commercial sewing patterns.

I don’t know if it was overconfidence, wishful thinking or both but I seem to have a number of patterns that are not the right size for me. 430 more words

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Let's Take 1930's Home Economics Together! Chapter Twelve: Sleeping Garments

Last week, we learned to make 1930’s undergarments with patterns we could draft ourselves in Lesson Eleven: Making Additional Underwear from Dulcie Godlove Donovan’s “The Mode in Dress and Home,” published in 1935. 95 more words

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Free 1920's Sewing Patterns, First Course in Modern Mechanical Methods of Home Sewing, 1920

Today I’m sharing some sewing patterns that you can draft yourself  from First Course in Modern Mechanical Methods of Home Sewing, a book published in 1920 by The Institute of Modern Sewing, which you can read or download… 51 more words

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How to Design your own Clothes and Make your own Patterns written and illustrated by Claudia Ein, 1975

This pattern drafting book does not teach you to make your own sloper from scratch, but does teach you how to modify the sloper you have already made or bought to make an absolutely massive variety of different sewing patterns. 106 more words

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The Undies Book by Nanette Rothacker, 1976

I’m ashamed to say that though I have had this book since about the beginning of the year, I haven’t actually tried any of the patterns yet, mostly because I still need to figure out how to make and enlarge them, but I do plan on getting a lot of use out of this book once I do get all that sorted out! 82 more words

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Let's Take 1930's Home Economics Together! Chapter Eleven: Making Additional Underwear

Last week, we learned how to use a commercial sewing pattern in Lesson Ten: the Use of a Commercial Pattern from Dulcie Godlove Donovan’s “The Mode in Dress and Home,” published in 1935. 89 more words

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How to Design your own Clothes, Hannah Corbett Shelton, 1934

I found this beautiful little book on pattern drafting and clothing design, available for free to read or download here on archive.org, this morning and I wanted to share a little of it with you all. 69 more words

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