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Couture Bridalwear Pattern Layout and Design Margot Arendse Comprehensive guide to making your own couture bridalwear. Step by step diagrams, photographs and detailed instructions New. £35.00 Add
Costume - The Journal of the Costume Society No 15
Comprised of articles by authoritative costume historians. Includes Tailor to Kings 1470-1504, Two 16th Century Tailors, the Printed Shawl in Scotland, Bermans and Nathans etc. Many black and white illustrations. 100pp. £15.00 Add
Macchine Per Cucire - Sewing Machines Carla Leoni Unique survey of sewing machines from the 1870's. Very well illustrated in colour throughout. Text in Italian and English. 141pp. Covers slightly faded from storage, but otherwise as new. £18.00 Add
Metric Pattern Cutting Winifred Aldrich A unique completely metric method for designing beautiful clothes. Fully updated and extended. Profusely illustrated with line drawings. 160pp. Spine faded and pen marking on FEP. £19.00 Add
Lingerie Design on the Stand Dawn Cloake Designs for underwear and nightwear. Well illustrated with line drawings. 96pp. Like new, light pen marking to back cover. £25.00 Add
Fashion Design on the Stand Dawn Cloake Practical guide to a modern technique used in dressmaking. Many Line illustrations. 96pp. Covers showing some wear, but contents excellent. £18.00 Add
Pattern Drafting Childrens Garment Design M. Rohr 16pp of pattern drafts for children. Paper covers. Ring bound. Small printed name on first page and back page that does not interfere with text. Small company label on FEP. Slightly aged and marked. Contents good. £60.00 Add
Dress Fitting Natalie Bray 2nd Edition metric. Basic Principles and Practice. Many line illustrations in this authoritative guide. 112pp. Slight crush on top edge of spine. Edges, FEP and BEP slightly aged. Contents good to very good. £20.00 Add
ViewTwo Centuries of Fur Trading 1723 - 1923 Romance of the Revillon Family Marcel Sexe Fascinating history. Black and white photographs. Gold decorated faux leather boards knocked on edges. Main contents good to very good. £50.00 Add
Making Leather Purses and Totes Lisa Galvin Detailed practical guide. Very well illustrated with colour photographs throughout. 128pp. £35.00 Add
Federalist & Regency Costume 1790 - 1819 R.L.Shep Primary Source Materials that include descriptions and patterns for men and women. Fashion News and Illustrations from contemporary magazines. Uniforms. Embroidery Patterns. Ladies Riding Habits. Childrens Clothing etc. 217pp. Spine is faded, otherwise as new. £68.00 Add
Dress & Cloak Cutter: Women's Costume 1877-1882 Charles Hecklinger Revised and enlarged edition with additional material by R.L.Shep. A pattern drafting system. Princess style dresses. All types of Coats, Wraps, Jackets etc. Fashions of American Women during the period. Illustrations from American Fashion magazines. Glossary of Fashion Terms etc. 119pp. Spine faded, edges slightly grubby. £24.00 Add
ViewEarly Victorian Men R. L. Shep (Editor) Tailoring for many styles of coats taken from The Tailors Masterpiece All Kinds of Coats by George Walker1838. Plus Hints on Etiquette 1836 and Fashion Illustrations from Modes de Paris 1836-1838. 194pp. New. £70.00 Add
Tailoring of the Belle Epoque W.D.F. Vincent Vincent's System of Cutting all kinds of tailor made Garments 1903. Revised Edition. Five parts in One Volume. Embellished with additional Illustrations. 418 Patterns including those for men and women, servants, uniforms etc. Plus biographical notes on W.D.F.Vincent. Edges and cover very slightly grubby. £110.00 Add
ViewCivil War Gentlemen 1862 Apparel Arts and Uniforms R.L.Shep and W.S.Salisbury Pattern Consultant Betty Williams. Complete 1865 American Tailoring System. Includes Shirts, Uniforms, Fashion Plates and Illustrations etc. 260pp New and unread, but may have very slight shelf wear. £40.00 Add
Making Kimono and Japanese Clothes Jenni Dobson Unique practical guide very well illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs. 128pp. As new, DJ is slightly grubby from storage. £26.00 Add
Shirts and Men's Haberdashery 1840s to 1920s R.L.Shep and Gail Cariou Patterns Styles and History. Includes all types of shirts and workwear. 252pp. Corners slightly knocked from storage, but new and unread. £95.00 Add
The Handbook of Practical Cutting on the Centre Point System (1866) Louis Devere Revised and Enlarged Edition. Men's Clothing of the Mid Victorian period, the US Civil War era and the Empire of Napoleon III. Practical cutting guide. Well illustrated. Over 130pp. Covers faded and edges slightly grubby, but contents very good. £82.00 Add
Dress Selection and Design Marion S. Hillhouse The purpose of this book is to explain the principles of art, their application to clothing selection and their influence on buying and making clothes at any economic level. Illust. 216pp Edges, cover and end papers grubby but contents clean. Sticker inside front cover. No DJ. £40.00 Add
Period Costume for Stage & Screen 1800-1899 Jean Hunnisett Patterns for Women's Dress 1800 - 1909. Fully illustrated. 191pp. New and unread, very slight fading to spine and very slightly grubby edges, both from storage. £45.00 Add
Henry Poole - Founders of Saville Row Stephen Howarth A study of the history of Henry Poole, one of the founders of Saville Row and how they became a legendary company. 159pp. New. Price clipped. £12.00 Add
Tailor's Pattern Book 1589 Juan de Alcega Rare collection of 135 tailoring patterns originally published in 1589, this information is unique since Alcega (a master tailor) was the first to publish the secrets of the trade. With full English translation. 66pp. Excellent copy, virtually as new, with only the slightest marks on cover/edges. £185.00 Add
Adaptable Stage Costume for Women Elizabeth Russell Starting with a basic bodice and skirt, the author shows how additions and acessories adapt the stage costume to each period from Saxon to Victorian. High quality imagery throughout. 95pp Covers slightly faded, but otherwise as new. £14.00 Add
Le Tailleur: Un Vetement-Message Xavier Chaumette Text in French. 'The Tailor: Message of Clothing' A study of French women's tailoring and the story it tells. Illust. V good copy. 111pp £16.00 Add
Dress Pattern Designing Natalie Bray A classic book on pattern cutting, now in its fifth edition, with over a hundred diagrams and forty plates with clear and detailed instructions on the basic principles of cut and fit. Illust. 176pp Cover very slightly grubby and spine faded. £33.00 Add
Period Costume for Stage & Screen 1500-1800 Jean Hunnisett A comprehensive guide to creating women's dress for stage and screen 1500-1800. Illust. 222pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents very clean. £44.00 Add
Glovemaking in West Oxfordshire N. L. Leyland and J. E. Troughton A study of the craft and history of glovemaking in West Oxfordshire. Illust. 41pp Cover and first few pages tanned and edges slightly grubby, but otherwise clean. £14.00 Add
ViewGlove Making at Home Frances A. Staite A guide to making your own gloves at home, with diagrams for all styles and stitches. Illust. 70pp Cover slightly grubby and pen markings on a few pages but otherwise clean. £9.50 Add
Easy Sewing: The Kwik-Sew Way Kerstin Martensson Includes patterns for knit tops, blouses, skirts and pants in sizes XS-S-M-L-XL. Illust. 88pp Edges and cover slightly grubby/tatty but contents clean and all patterns present. £18.00 Add
Tailoring for Women Gertrude Mason A text-book for the class-room and the home on the cutting and making of women's coats in professional style. Illust. 181pp Bookplate inside front cover, private inscription, edges slightly grubby and some foxing to end papers, clean overall. £10.00 Add
Making Smart Clothes Grace C. Dimelow Modern methods in cutting, fitting and finishing for smart women's clothes. Illust. 128pp Cover slightly tatty and discoloured and edges grubby but contents clean. £20.00 Add
Garment Technology for Fashion Designers Gerry Cooklin This handbook provides students and professionals with a basic and practical understanding of garment technology. Illust. 152pp Cover has very slight wear, contents very good. £60.00 Add
Modern Pattern Design Harriet Pepin The complete guide to the creation of patterns as a means of designing smart wearing apparel. Illust. 253pp Cover and edges grubby, end papers tanned and private book plate on front end paper. No DJ. £90.00 Add
Pattern Drafting & Grading: Women's and Misses' Garment Design (Revised Edtn) M. Rohr Modern methods in cutting, fitting and finishing for smart women's clothes. Illust. 113pp Edges have slight damage and cover grubby but contents clean. £80.00 Add
Pattern Drafting for Dressmaking Pamela Stringer An easy-to-use, do-it-yourself guide for everyone who wants to learn how to make patterns for individual clothing designs. Illust. 184pp Cover has some wear and edges slightly grubby. £40.00 Add
ViewSewing Lingerie Linda Neubauer A step-by-step guide for sewing intimate apparel, loungewear and sleepwear. Slips, panties, tap pants, teddies and nightgowns are just a few of the garments featured. Illust. 128pp Small marks to cover from storage, otherwise like new. £14.00 Add
Pattern Drafting and Dress Designing Albert Friedmann A practical textbook of instruction for designing working patterns for all types of made-to-measure garments for ladies and girls. Illust. 160pp Cover and edges very grubby and slight foxing to end papers but contents clean. Private inscription inside front cover. £148.00 Add
ViewDress Design - Draping and Flat Pattern Making Marion S. Hillhouse and Evelyn A. Mansfield Explaining in detail the principles of draping fabric on the dress form, of flat pattern designing and the connection between the two. Illust. 326pp Good condition overall, some wear to covers and edges slightly grubby. £70.00 Add
Grading for the Fashion Industry: the theory and practice Patrick J. Taylor & Martin M. Shoben A practical reference book for students, teachers and professionals dealing with one of the major problems of the clothing industry, that of grading and sizing. Illust. 288pp Edges and covers slightly grubby. Crease on front cover. £55.00 Add
The Wish Booklet Volume III: Fashions 1871-1875 Susan Sirkis A collection of tailoring patterns for clothes and accessories to fit dolls 11"-13" tall, specifically womens fashions 1871-1975. Illust. 45pp Cover very slightly worn/grubby from storage but overall a very clean copy. £16.00 Add
The Wish Booklet Volume IV: First Lady Fashions 1789-1865 Susan Sirkis A collection of tailoring patterns for clothes and accessories to fit dolls 11"-13" tall, specifically fashions of the USA first ladies 1789-1865. Illust. 46pp Cover very slightly worn/grubby from storage but overall a very clean copy. £50.00 Add
The Wish Booklet Volume XV: Fashions 1806-1810 Susan Sirkis A collection of tailoring patterns for clothes and accessories to fit dolls 11"-13" tall, specifically women's fashions 1806-1810. Illust. 46pp Cover very slightly worn/grubby from storage but overall a very clean copy. £16.00 Add
The Wish Booklet Volume XVIII: Fashions 1853-1858 Susan Sirkis A collection of tailoring patterns for clothes and accessories to fit dolls 11"-13" tall, specifically women's fashions 1853-1858. Illust. 38pp Cover very slightly worn/grubby from storage but generally very clean. £14.00 Add
Making Latex Clothes Sian-Kate Mooney This is the first practical book that shows dressmakers how to make the most of this innovative material by a leading maker of latex clothes. Illust. 112pp Very slight creasing on covers from storage, otherwise as new. £65.00 Add
Fashion Design Drawing and Presentation Patrick John Ireland All aspects of fashion illustration are covered in this essential reference, it also deals with faces and hairstyles, and details such as collars, sleeves and pleats with a wide variety of materials. Illust. 120pp Price clipped, DJ slightly grubby, overall clean copy. £70.00 Add
Accent on Accessories - First Edition Dora Shackell A clear guide to making fashionable and attractive accessories in your own home. Scarce book. Illust. 120pp DJ slightly torn and price clipped, end papers tanned but contents very clean. £15.00 Add
Designing and Cutting Modern Leisure & Cotton Garments for Men A. G. Chaudhry A compilation of drafts which will be of interest to wholesale designers, bespoke cutters and students of tailoring, showing modern leisure clothing for men. Illust. 115pp DJ is tatty and torn but contents are clean. £100.00 Add
Modelling and Flat Cutting for Fashion - from design to pattern Helen Stanley A basic course in modelling and flat pattern cutting, presenting a range and variety of methods with an emphasis on practicality. Illust. 180pp DJ showing some wear and faded on spine, price clipped and edges grubby but contents very clean. £29.00 Add
The Art of Fitting Ladies' Garments F. Whitworth Green A comprehensive selection of ladies tailoring considered as one of the most useful and practical contributions to the trade's technical literature. Illust. 58pp DJ is tatty and title page and last page are tanned but otherwise clean. £88.00 Add
Essentials of Pattern Drafting and Modelling Dora Seton & Winifred Parker Clear instructions and large scale diagrams show in detail the drafting of all basic blocks and their adaption to varying styles. Illust. 88pp. Scarce First Edition. DJ is in poor condition but contents are clean. £25.00 Add
Organization, Management and Technology in the Manufacture of Men's Clothing Martin E. Popkin Offering comprehensive knowledge of the various departments that have to do with the production of clothing and its physical handling. Illust. 415pp Cover has slight wear and edges are grubby, remains of sticker inside front cover but otherwise a very clean copy. £95.00 Add
Dressmaking Unique Esther Lindeque A complete course in cutting and designing ladies' dress covering every minute detail possible. Illust. 164pp Very scarce book. Edges and cover slightly grubby and small crease in bottom corner but generally very clean. £98.00 Add
Making Clothes for Children Agnes M. Miall A guide to dressmaking for mothers making their children's clothing, offering a guide for girls and boys from babys to young men and women. Illust. 182pp Very slight wear to cover and edges very slightly grubby, but generally very clean copy. £20.00 Add
Fundamentals of Dress Construction Sibylla Manning & Anna M. Donaldson Providing an organised guide to dress construction so that each step receives due emphasis and attention. Illust. 223pp Cover slightly worn, edges grubby and front end paper has private inscription. Generally clean copy. £55.00 Add
Dressmaking and Dress Design Bernard del Monte A practical guide for amateurs on cutting, making and altering clothes at home. Illust. 82pp DJ is grubby but contents are clean. £44.00 Add
ViewBasic Shapes: Tunic/Dress Lydia Pickering and Patrick Taylor This book presents to the beginner the simple principle of pattern cutting. Illust. 20pp Good condition. £12.00 Add
Processes for Garment-making and Simple Upholstery with a Supplement K. A. Voller Revised and enlarged 5th edn. Offering a selection of patterns for tailoring, sewing and knitting for both school and home use. Illust. 77pp Clean copy, edges and cover slightly grubby. Private inscription on front cover and FEP. £10.00 Add
ViewThe "ABC" of Cutting and Making Garments for Every-day Needs (1913 1st Edtn) Betsy L. Blackmore A practical manual showing how to draw the pattern, place it on a specified length of material, cut out and make the garments in the simplest possible manner. Illust. 222pp Very scarce book. Very clean contents, but cover, edges and end papers grubby. £95.00 Add
ViewFitting Men's Ready-To-Wear Clothes Joseph Marcus A manual for salesmen and fitters. Includes a glossary of tailoring terms and expressions. Illust. 118pp Very clean copy, cover slightly grubby. £65.00 Add
The Art of Cutting and English Costume Edward B. Giles The history of the art of cutting in England, preceded by a sketch of the history of English costumes. Illust. 192pp Very scarce book. Spine is faded, edges very slightly grubby, but excellent condition overall. £53.00 Add
Late Victorian Women's Tailoring: The Direct System of Ladies' Cutting (1897) T. H. Holding 3rd facsimilie edn showing patterns and instructions for jackets, skirts, coats and capes as well as accessories. Illust. 192pp New. £38.00 Add
Women's Costume 1877-1885: The Complete Dress & Cloak Cutter Charles Hecklinger Revised and enlarged edtn, combining the 1880 and 1883 edtns. A collection of Victorian cutting diagrams and fashion illustrations. Illust. 212pp New. £45.00 Add
Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear Winifred Aldrich A simple but comprehensive book, featuring basic menswear designs that are easily adapted for the more creatively minded tailor. Illust. 128pp Cover and edges very slight grubby, but contents clean barring a tiny pen mark on FEP. £150.00 Add
Modern Sizing and Pattern Making for Women's and Children's Garments Philip Kunick A highly authoritative study of pattern-making and garment sizing based on a life-time of experience and relentless quest for perfection. Illust. 178pp No DJ, cover has very slight wear, but contents very good. £125.00 Add
Civil War Ladies: Fashions and Needle-Arts of the Early 1860's R. L. Shep (Editor) A selection of primary source material from Peterson's Magazine 1861 and 1864 showing fashion illustrations, cutting patterns and embroidery etc. Illust. 348pp Slight curling to cover from storage and edges very slightly grubby. Contents very good. £18.00 Add
Singer: Fashion Tailoring Jessie Hutton If you have some sewing experience and want to learn fine custom tailoring techniques, this book is for you. Illust. 179pp Cover slightly faded/tatty and edges slightly grubby, but contents clean. £10.00 Add
The Vogue Sewing Book of Fitting Adjustments & Alterations Patricia Perry (Editor) A practical easy-to-follow book with special techniques that professional seamstresses and fashion designers use to achieve a smooth, elegant fit every time. Illust. 190pp DJ in poor condition and edges grubby but contents clean. £15.00 Add
Cutting Out for Student Teachers Amy K. Smith A collection of instructions and patterns for tailoring, intended for use by al teachers and students of the subject. Illust. 256pp Cover, edges and end papers grubby and private inscription on title page but otherwise contents very clean. £30.00 Add
Needlework Without Specimens - 1915 Edtn E. P. and C. A. Claydon A clear and detailed guide to modern (1915) school needlework, written by two headteachers. Illust. 237pp Ex libris with grubby end papers and edges but generally very clean for age. £32.00 Add
The Theory of Garment-Pattern Making W. H. Hulme A textbook for clothing designers, teachers of clothing technology and senior students. Illust. 136pp Spine faded, cover and edges grubby, pen mark on FEP, rest of contents clean. £65.00 Add
Pattern Making for Dressmaking and Needlework WALLBANK . E.& M. Wallbank Providing a reliable and useful book for teachers and students of tailoring with 'proportianate' patterns. Illust. 54pp Very rare original copy. End papers tanned, FEP has feint ink stain, edges and cover slightly grubby/worn but otherwise clean. £38.00 Add
Constructive Pattern Making Gertrude Fearnside A practical textbook for cutting patterns for elementary and secondary schools and for the use of teachers. Illust. 71pp Cover and edges are grubby, corners slightly creased and private inscription on front end paper. Visible staining to both covers, but contents clean. £28.00 Add
School and Fireside Crafts Ann Macbeth and May Spence This little book aims at helping the teachers and the parents, and those interested in guild and clubs, to teach the new generation traditional arts and crafts. Illust. 106pp Cover slightly worn and edges and end papers grubby. £30.00 Add
The 'Haslam' Practical Guide to Dressmaking & Tailoring G. A. & F. A. Haslam A reliable and easy guide to dress/coat/pocket/buttonhole making as well as a guide to children's garments and embroidery. Illust. 77pp Slight damage to spine, cover and edges grubby, contents clean. £25.00 Add
The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier - 3 Volumes complete A. A. Whife (Editor) Full 3 volume set. Considered one of the finest text-books for the clothing trade, offering technical, practical and commercial studies of tailoring. Illust. 321/277/364pp Covers and edges are grubby and corners have some wear, but all books are in generally very good condition. £290.00 Add
Uniting the Tailors Anne J. Kershen This book compares and contrasts the growth of the tailoring industry in London and Leeds and evaluates the contribution of Jewish immigrants. Illust. 226pp Clean copy, very, very feint pen mark to FEP. £30.00 Add
Longman's Complete Course of Needlework, Knitting and Cutting-Out (1911, 1st Edtn) Miss T. M. James A comprehensive text on needlework, knitting and tailoring from many years of practical experience from the author. llust. 451pp New impression of the 1st edition. Spine is heavily worn and edges and cover grubby but contents are very clean barring title and last pages. £35.00 Add
Fitting & Pattern Alteration Liechty, Pottberg and Rasband A multi method approach. Authoritative detailed reference book with pattern diagrams throughout. 344pp. Like new, very slight wear to cover from storage. £56.00 Add
Grading techniques for fashion design Jeanne Price and Bernard Zamkoff Revised edition of the industry standard for the basic operations of hand grading. Authoritative practical guide with many line drawings. 222pp. New. £90.00 Add
Fundamentals of Apparel Design Harriet Pepin Authoritative guide with line drawings and black and white photographs. 250pp. DJ is worn and torn and edges are grubby. Contents clean to good. £125.00 Add
Making Simple Clothes Ida Hamre and Hanne Meedom The structure and development of clothes from other cultures. Many line drawings for making clothes plus other black and white illustrations. 115pp. Clean copy, slightly worn covers and edges, private inscription on FEP. £80.00 Add
Sizing, Pattern Construction and Grading for women's and children's garments P.Kunick Standard textbook for the clothing Industry. Detailed authoritative study. Numerous illustations, diagrams and tables. 168pp. DJ is tatty and cover is slightly worn, contents are very clean. £70.00 Add
Practical Dress Design Mabel D Erwin Principles of fitting and pattern making. Detailed practical guide with many line drawings. 470pp. Prelims and egdes aged. Covers grubby, but contents clean to good. £90.00 Add
Draping Women's and Misses' Garment Design M. Rohr Very scarce reprint of a unique tailoring work. Many pattern drafts. 24pp. Paper covers. Small 1/2 inch tear to front cover. £45.00 Add
Men's Custom Tailored Pants Stanley Hostek Authoritative guide with many pattern drafts. 43pp. Very slight wear to covers. £60.00 Add
Men's Custom Tailored Coats Stanley Hostek Authoritative guide with many pattern drafts. 233pp. Covers grubby, contents very clean. £45.00 Add
Hand Stitches for the Fine Custom Tailored Garment Stanley Hostek Unique authoritative guide illustrated with LDs. 40pp. As new. £65.00 Add
The Custom Shirt Book: Men and Women's Dress Shirts for the Home Sewer David Page Coffin Detailed authoritative guide illustrated with Line Drawings. 133pp Covers and edges grubby, but contents very clean. £80.00 Add
Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear Winifred Aldrich Authoritative detailed guide superbly illustrated with drafting patterns throughout. 143pp. Small inscription on FEP. £14.00 Add
The Tudor Child - Clothing and Culture 1485 to 1625 Jane Huggett & Ninya Mikhaila The book is illustrated with sumptuous styles appropriate to different ranks and eras from 1485 to 1625. 160pp New. £40.00 Add
The Victorian Tailor Jason Maclochlainn This unique book is a wide-ranging introduction to the world of Victorian tailoring, including techniques, materials, and patterns. 158pp New. £30.00 Add
Savile Row: An Illustrated History Richard Walker A definitive history of Britain's "tailors' district" and of the social changes that it has effected over the years. New and unread, however DJ is showing shelf wear. 192pp £22.00 Add
ViewFundamentals of Men's Fashion Design Edmund B. Roberts A guide to designing and making men's casual clothes with various styles and techniques. Cover has visible wear due to missing DJ and edges slightly grubby, but contents are excellent barring remains of bookplate on FEP. £65.00 Add
ViewPattern Grading Simplified Jack Kirschner 2nd Printing. A manual for grading Women's, Misses', Juniors' and Children's dresses, suits and coats. 202pp DJ is slightly grubby, bookplate inside front cover and slight tanning to end papers. Overall a very clean copy of this rare volume. £140.00 Add
ViewAdvanced Pattern Grading Simplified Jack Kirschner A guide to Wholesale, Stack, Mass and "Chinatown" grading. 210pp DJ is grubby/tatty, bookplate inside front cover and tanning to end papers. Overall a clean copy of this rare volume. £140.00 Add
ViewClothing Liberation - Out of the Wardrobe and into the Streets Laura Torbet A book to give you ideas for making new fancy clothes. 73pp Faded cloth covers and some foxing on prelims, main contents clean. £150.00 Add
ViewBack Tracking in the Fur Industry Robert G. Hodgson An illustrated history of the fox farming industry in Canada. Focusing on early development and discoveries by the men who made it into fur trading. 100pp Covers grubby and show some wear, edges and end papers grubby, contents clean. £28.00 Add
ViewAdvanced Fur Craftsmanship Samuel Haphael A study of improved fur techniques in all peltries commonly used by the practical furrier. 242pp Slightly faded end papers with pen marks, covers have some wear. £180.00 Add
ViewThe American-Mitchell Text Book: Fur Designing - Patter Making, Grading Francis C. Weigl A comprehensive textbook for fur designing, pattern making and grading. 160pp Cover is grubby, end papers have stickers, main contents clean. £110.00 Add
ViewDesigning Patterns - A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting Hilary Campbell A guide and working tool forstudents and home dressmakers to help build up skills and confidence.124pp Clean copy. £30.00 Add
ViewWacky Wearables Sandra Forrest Dozens of zany, ute and dramatic accessories to cut out and wear. Cover has some wear and foxing inside front cover/FEP, main contents very clean. £100.00 Add
ViewFundamentals of Men's Fashion Design Edmund B. Roberts and Gary Onishenko Second Edition. A guide to designing and making men's casual clothes with various styles and techniques. 230pp Like new, cover has some wear from storage. £45.00 Add
ViewTraite Pratique du Fourreur Francais J. L. Perrier Text in French. 'French Furriers Practical Treatise'. Practical guide to many different types of fur. 176pp Cover has visible wear, some pages are slightly tatty and all are tanned at edges, the main contents are clean. £48.00 Add
ViewClassic Tailoring Techniques Roberto Cabrera & Patricia Flaherty Meyers A construction guide for men's wear, very comprehensive and fully illustrated. 245pp Like new, but remains of sticker on front cover and slight wear to edges from storage. £90.00 Add
ViewHow to Draft Basic Patterns Kopp, Rolfo, Zelin and Gross 4th Edition. This thoroughly expanded and revised reference includes principles and instructions for drafting all slopers. 135pp Cover has visible wear, but contents are clean. £40.00 Add
ViewDressmaker Ann Ladbury A sewing guide for beginners. Patterns for T-Shirt, skirt, trousers, jacket, blouse and dress in many versions. 100pp Well read copy in good shape overall, patterns in good condition and stored at back of book. £12.00 Add
ViewPattern Cutting and Making Up. Volume 2 Martin M. Shoben & Janet P. Ward The simple approach to soft tailoring, with patterns for Jackets, Sleeves, Collars, Structured and Unstructured Silhouettes abd Professional Lining Techniques. 240pp Very clean copy, minor wear to covers. £42.00 Add
ViewThe Complete Guide to Practical Cutting (1853) Edward Minister & Son A complete modern reprint of this original legendary tome. A good reference for one of the most elegant periods of men's clothing. Grubby edges but otherwise as new. £130.00 Add
ViewArt in Dress (1922) P. Clement Brown This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. As new, only very slight marking from storage. £48.00 Add
ViewLate Georgian Costume J. Wyatt and H. Le Blanc Comprising direct facsimilie of: The Tailor's Friendly Instructor (1822) and The Art of Tying the Cravat (1828). Spine faded, otherwise very clean copy. £85.00 Add
ViewCoat and Skirt Making Samuel Heath Sixth Edition. This famous book for learners at home, school and college, was written by a professional tailor and describes many basic techniques step-by-step. 132pp Pen mark to back cover, very clean copy overall. £24.00 Add
ViewDressing for the Ballet Joan Lawson and Peter Revitt A practical book to help both professional and amateur dancers to make suitable costumes for themselves, when professional help is not available. 96pp DJ is tatty and slightly faded, edges and end papers are tanned but contents are very clean. Private inscription on FEP. £150.00 Add
ViewCostuming for Film: The Art and The Craft Holly Cole and Kristin Burke Presents a guide to everything one needs to know to get started and work successfully in film costuming. 576pp Slight damage to spine and page edges slightly grubby, but contents like new. £25.00 Add
ViewA Practical Approach to Costume Design and Construction: Volume II Beverly Jane Thomas Hundreds of cost-saving ideas, techniques, scaled patterns, and drawings - from altering or adapting available garments to creating hard-to-find period clothing and accessories. Edges and covers grubby, contents clean barring small pen marks on FEP. £28.00 Add
ViewBridal Couture Susa Khalije Fine sewing techniques for wedding gowns and evening wear. 145pp Cover and edges slightly grubby from storage and price clipped. £50.00 Add
ViewBreast Measure Vest System J. F. Davies A guide for proper measurement and fitting of many types of vest. 9pp Covers grubby and faded, end papers tanned, some pages slightly grubby. £20.00 Add
ViewThe "Bradford Coat System" Herbert Hildreth A guide to the Bradford Coat System. 60pp Covers grubby and faded, end papers tanned, some pages slightly grubby. £55.00 Add
ViewThe Modern Mitchell System of Men's Designing Frank C. Doblin This revised edition of the author's system of design and grading, writing a complete and simple treatise that is easily understood, and correct in principle. Covers and edges slightly grubby and pen marking to title page, otherwise very clean. £150.00 Add
ViewModern Method of Women's & Children's Garment Design A. Gebbia Includes measurement charts, pattern drafting and grading. 163pp Cover has slight wear and ring binding slightly bent. £100.00 Add
ViewModern Shirt Drafting for Stock Patterns Lewis H. Warmkessel Complete guide to shirt construction. 33pp Ringbound facsimilie of the 1933 edition. Slightly grubby covers. Pen marking on one page. £98.00 Add
ViewGarment Patterns for the Edwardian Lady Mrs F. E. Thompson Originally published as La Mode Universelle No. 22. Fully illustrated with many cutting patterns.64pp Very slight wear to covers, contents as new. £40.00 Add
ViewThe "Standard" Work on Cutting (Men's Garments) 1886 Jno. J. Mitchell Co. A study of the art and science of garment cutting, complete facsimilie of the revised and elarged fifth edition. Covers faded, and edges very slightly grubby. £25.00 Add
ViewCheap Chic: Update Caterine Milinaire Hundreds of money saving hints to create your own great look. Revised and updated. Softcover version. Covers are tatty, with small tear on the spine. Binding has discoloured the end papers and edges are slightly grubby. Overall still a clean copy. £45.00 Add
ViewThe King's Servants: Men's Dress at the Accession of Henry VIII Caroline Johnson A Tudor Tailor Case Study - providing a vivid picture of Henry VIII's early court. 48pp Like new, very slight shelf wear to covers. £70.00 Add
ViewCut My Cote Dorothy K. Burnham A brief look at gentlemans tailoring over time. 36pp Cover has very slight wear, contents are very clean. £45.00 Add
ViewAmerican Factory Production of Women's Clothing M. L. Disher No. 668 of the first edition. In original velour covers. A survey of the clothing industry in Canada and the USA. FEP has a stamp and creasing, edges are slightly grubby, rest of contents clean. Covers are poor, tatty and grubby and spine is beginning to thread (all pages are secure). £30.00 Add
ViewCutting From Block Patterns A. A. Whife Focussing on Gentlemen's jackets, waistcoats, trousers etc. Very scarce book. Ex Library, stamped withdrawn on cover and heavily stamped on 3 prelims. Covers also showing some fading, but main contents are clean. £60.00 Add
ViewHard's Year Book for the Clothing Industry 1951 Arnold Hard Bound in original red cloth, 'Grafton anti-shrink fabrics and frocks' advert on front cover. Covers showing slight wear, edges grubby, but contents clean. £50.00 Add
ViewHard's Year Book for the Clothing Industry 1955 Arnold Hard Bound in original red cloth, 'Grafton Wonderfully Washable, anti-shrink fabrics guaranteed' advert on front cover. Covers showing slight wear, edges grubby, but contents clean. £50.00 Add
ViewHard's Year Book for the Clothing Industry 1965 Arnold Hard Bound in original red cloth, 'Aero - the really safe fastener' advert on front cover. Covers showing slight wear, edges grubby, but contents clean. £50.00 Add
ViewA First Course in Ladies' Garment Cutting Phillip Dellafera A book written primarily for beginners in the art of cutting ladies' garments and for those whose knowledge of this important subject stands in need of refreshment and augmentation. 90pp DJ is worn and grubby, price is clipped, edges grubby. Contents are clean. £165.00 Add
ViewMake Your Own Gloves Gwen Emlyn-Jones The first comprehensive book on glove-making to be published.112pp Price clipped and DJ slightly tatty at edges, spine and back cover grubby. Contents very good. £25.00 Add
ViewThe Dressmaker Unknown A complete book on all matters connected with Sewing and Dressmaking from the simplest stitches to the cutting, making, altering, mending and caring for the clothes. 130pp Cover and edges slightly grubby, private bookplate inside front cover. Contents very clean. £30.00 Add
ViewThe Practical Boot and Shoe Repairer: Volume I D. Laurence-Lord A study of correct repair for boots and shoes, with focus on 'modern methods and materials'. 252pp Covers slightly stained and worn, edges grubby but contents clean. Both Volume 1 & 2 available. £45.00 Add
ViewThe Practical Boot and Shoe Repairer: Volume II D. Laurence-Lord A study of correct repair for boots and shoes, with focus on 'modern methods and materials'. 269pp Covers slightly stained and worn, edges grubby but contents clean. £45.00 Add
ViewThe Folkwear Book of Ethnic Clothing Mary S. Parker Easy ways to sew and embellish fabulous garments from around the world. 160pp Like new, very slight shelf wear to cover and edges. £50.00 Add
ViewTrachten aus Schleswig-Holstein Gisela Soltkahn A study of traditional folk clothing in Northern Germany, with cutting patterns and guides to recreating authentic pieces. 215pp Contents as new, very slight shelf wear to DJ and edges. £90.00 Add
ViewSleeves - A Treasury of Ideas, Techniques and Patterns Louise Todd Cope A treasury of ideas and resources which challenges creative fantasy in garment design. Including over 100 instructional illustrations. 129pp Signed by author. Slight wear to covers and edges slightly grubby. £30.00 Add
ViewPattern Cutting Margaret Melliar The author shows how, by using a basic block, patterns can be adapted to any style without the complication of having to draft out each design seperately. 112pp DJ is slightly tatty and has small tears, edges are grubby, but contents are clean. £30.00 Add
ViewProductivity Team Report: Men's Clothing
Report of a visit to the USA in 1949 of a productivity team representing the Men's and Youth's factory tailored clothing industry. 84pp Covers slighty tatty, back cover and edges tanned. Contents clean. £20.00 Add
ViewClothing Construction and Wardrobe Planning Dora S. Lewis A detailed guide to tailoring, altering and designing your own clothes. Covers and edges are very slightly grubby from storage. Contents are as new. £30.00 Add
ViewHow to Make Historic American Costumes Mary Evans and William-Alan Landes An easy to use handbook that details, step by step, instructions on how to make historic American costumes and accessories for plays, pageants or musicals. 180pp Spine slightly faded and edges slightly grubby, contents like new. £11.00 Add
ViewPractical Pattern-Making for Schools and Adult Classes K. A. Voller 7th Edition. A handbook for teachers of pattern making, with many illustrations to share with students. 88pp Private inscription on front cover and on index page. Covers and edges grubby. £10.00 Add
ViewHome Dressmaking Agnes M. Miall Every woman's practical guide to the art of making smart clothes, with chapters on sewing for babies and children and renovations. 178pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, spine is bleeding on FEP. No DJ. General contents clean. £36.00 Add
ViewSimple Garments for Infants M. B. Synge A full guide to creating clothes for infants with paper patterns comprising 52 pieces. 49pp Covers are grubby, and end papers and patterns are aged. The patterns are present but folder is damaged. Private bookplate present. £80.00 Add
ViewSimple Garments for Children M. B. Synge A full guide to creating clothes for Children 4-14, with paper patterns comprising 57 pieces. 47pp Covers are grubby, and end papers and patterns are aged. The patterns are present but folder is damaged. Private bookplate present. £75.00 Add
ViewThe New Butterick Dressmaker Jacques Worth Fully illustrated guide to dressmaking. 309pp DJ is tatty and torn and page edges are grubby but contents very clean. £15.00 Add
ViewScientific Designing of Women's Clothes Gaetan J. Lapick An analytical study of designing women's clothing, designed using the most modern methods available at the time. 268pp Edges and cover slightly grubby, spine faded, contents clean. £30.00 Add
ViewDressmaking Simplified Valerie Cock Reprinted Third Edition. No beginner should be without this book, clear diagrams and detailed instructions provide an easy to follow method of working. 239pp Cover and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £35.00 Add
ViewThe Golden Rule: The Universal Measure Marla Luterloh A teach yourself manual enabling people of all ages to learn a method of designing & cutting out patterns for all types of garments in all sizes for men, women & children. Original covers in very good condition, edges very slightly grubby, end papers have some foxing, and FEP has a book stamp. Overall a very clean copy of this wonderful book. £145.00 Add
ViewDress Designing M. F. Hepworth The book is planned for all who make their own clothes, especially the woman in the home. 167pp DJ is tatty and edges grubby but contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewClothes that Count Bradda Field A guide for making many types of clothing appropriate to the occassion. 152pp End papers and edges visibly tanned, covers grubby and showing slight wear to corners. Private inscription on FEP and slight foxing to 3 pages. £100.00 Add
ViewTailored Garments Various Tailored suits, coats and capes - garments for men and boys, giving the standard varities of each type of garment and explaining in detail the principles of making. 47pp Covers and edges grubby, but contents clean. £40.00 Add
ViewChildren's and Maternity Garments Various Maternity and Infant's garments and Children and Misses Garments, giving the standard varities of each type of garment and explaining in detail the principles of making. 47pp Covers and edges grubby, but contents clean. Slight imprint on FEP. £35.00 Add
ViewPrinciples of Tailoring Various Essentials of tailoring, tailored seams and plackets and more. Explaining in detail the principles of making. 47pp Covers and edges grubby, but contents clean. £35.00 Add
ViewPitman's Craft for All Series: Glove Making Isabel M. Edwards A fuller and more complete book giving guidance on making many styles of gloves. 90pp Covers and edges grubby, contents clean. £14.00 Add
ViewEdwardian Hats Mme. Anna Ben-Yusuf This work contains a complete facsimilie of "The Art of Millinery (1909)" and illustrations from the Franklin Simon & Co., fall and winter 1908-9 catalogue. 256pp Very slight curving and marking to edges from storage, but otherwise as new. £34.00 Add
ViewWeldon's Practical Leather Work (No. 118, Vol. 10)
No. 118, Volume 10 of the famous Weldon's Practical Needlework Series, focussing on how to model flowers and fruit in leather work. Original copy. Tanned at edges, staples rusting and cover slightly loose. £30.00 Add
ViewPictorial Carving with Figure Carving Craftools for Leathercraft Al Stohlman A guide to creating fantastic works of art from leather. including bevelling techniques, how to model eyes, hair tools and foliage and pine trees. Clean copy. £30.00 Add
ViewUnit Method of Sewing Iowa Home Economics Association Reprinted Third Edition. Clear easy to follow instructions and step-by-step procedures for the novice to construct clothing with the most modern techniques. 143pp Price clipped, covers slightly grubby and worn on edges, contents very clean. £20.00 Add
ViewThe Art of Hand Sewing Leather Al Sothlman Stiching techniques with valuable information on tools and materials needed to get started. 69pp Very clean copy may have slight wear to covers from storage. £20.00 Add
ViewLeather Crafting Tony Laier This manual is an ideal introduction to leathercraft. Instructions for carving, lacing, dyeing and more. 58pp Very clean copy may have slight wear to covers from storage. £30.00 Add
ViewThe Complete Serger Handbook Chris James The most comprehensive one-volume reference ever published on Serger machine sewing. 159pp Very clean copy, edges and covers are slightly grubby from storage. £20.00 Add
ViewLeather Craftsmanship John W. Waterer This book is an eclectic gathering of facts, theories, and pictures aimed to show how craftsmanship in leather had developed from early times and spread into many fields of use. 121pp No DJ so covers and edges slightly grubby, but contents virtually mint barring inscription on FEP. £45.00 Add
ViewSon of Hassle-Free Sewing Joan Weiner and Sharon Rosenberg Further adventures in homemade clothes by the authors of the illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book. 126pp DJ is slightly grubby and nicked on corner, edges are grubby, price clipped, small sticker on FEP. The main body of contents are very clean. £45.00 Add
ViewThe Reluctant Needle-Worker Betty Speller A nice guide for simple but useful needlework - starting with sewing on buttons, putting in buttons and taking up hems, then moving onto making cushions, curtains and more. 96pp Price clipped, DJ slightly grubby, very clean copy overall. £15.00 Add
ViewVoge Sewing for Your Children Anne Marie Soto Illustrated Techniques to Sew Clothing for Growing Children. 192pp No DJ, edges of cover slightly knocked, end papers and edges slightly grubby, otherwise very clean. £24.00 Add
ViewPlaywork for the Little Ones Isabel M. Halley Being suggestions for the use of paper as a means of illustrating number lessons, fairy and nursery tales, doll-dressing and furtniture making etc. 118pp Edges and covers grubby, foxing to both front and back end papers, main body of contents is clean. £15.00 Add
ViewCommon-Sense Needlework Jane A. Fleming A simple, practical guide to needlework for the home. 152pp Ex school library, so some pages have stamps, but these do not cover the text. The covers and edges are slightly tatty/grubby and end papers have some foxing. £35.00 Add
ViewDie Kunst des Kurschners Friedrich Malm and August Dietzsch Text in German. "The Art of the Collector" A manual of technical knowledge for fur crafting. 239pp No DJ. Covers grubby/tatty, end papers slightly foxed. £20.00 Add
ViewThe Ladies' Self Instructor in Millinery & Mantua Making, Embroidery & Applique
This work contains a complete facsimilie of the original 1853 work with original engravings and additional illustrations from Godey's Lady's book. Slight curving and marking to edges from storage, but otherwise clean. £14.00 Add
ViewThe Teaching of Needlework Dorothy M. Howlett This book deals with the applcation of the fundamental principles of needlecraft to the teaching of the subject in schools. 86pp DJ is tatty and there is a long inscription inside front cover, apart from this it is a very clean copy. £28.00 Add
ViewBlackboard Diagram Drawing for Teachers of Needlecraft E. R. Hambridge Designed for the teacher who is also a learner in the double arts of needlecraft and teaching. 168pp Cover is visibly worn and edges are grubby, slight foxing to both front and back end papers. £35.00 Add
ViewThe Kingsway Book of Dressmaking Winifred Parker A full guide to creating ones own dresses, with detailing such as seams, buttonholes and belts. 94pp Ex school library, but only one stamp inside front cover, cover and edges slightly grubby, otherwise clean copy. £10.00 Add
ViewMaking Clothes Stage 2: The Sewing Machine Toni Naldrett First master your machine, then use it to speed up your dressmaking and achieve a better finish. Helping beginners and old hands alike to make the fullest use of their machines. 63pp. Cover and edges slightly grubby, stamp and pen marks on title page, otherwise a clean copy. £10.00 Add
ViewMaking Clothes Stage 6: Fine Finishing Toni Naldrett Care and imagination are necessary as much in the final stages as in all the previous steps that lead up to a beautifully made garment. Emphasis on trimmings such as braid, ribbon and applique. 63pp. Cover and edges slightly grubby, stamp and pen marks on title page, otherwise a clean copy. £10.00 Add
ViewEverything About Sewing Fur & Fur-Like Fabrics from Vogue Patterns Patricia Perry (Editor) All you need is a spirit of adventure and the ways and means loaded into this little book and you can make your own wonderful pieces from fur. 48pp Covers and edges slightly worn, otherwise very clean. £20.00 Add
ViewBetter Leathercraft A. Browne Practical instructions and hints for beginners in leatherwork. 69pp Covers, edges and end papers are grubby, but contents are clean. £30.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 101): How to Make Curtains
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own curtains. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 102): How to Make Draperies
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own draperies. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 103): How to Make Valances
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own valances. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 104): How to Make Bedspreads
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own bedspreads. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean barring one mark on title page. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 105): How to Lay Out a Patterns and Cut
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to pattern making and cutting. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 106): How to Measure, Alter and Fit
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to measuring, altering and fitting clothes. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 107): How to Make Seams and Finishes
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to make seams and finishes. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 108): How to Make Sleeves
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own sleeves. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 110): How to Make Collars - finish necklines
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own collars. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 111): How to Make Zipper Closures
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own zipper closures. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 112): How to Make Belts and Hems
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own belts and hems. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 113): How to Make Slip Covers
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own slip covers. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 114): How to Make Cafe Curtains
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to sewing your own cafe curtains. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 116): Creating Charm When Sewing for Girls
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to creating charming clothes for young girls. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 117): How to Reinforce, Repair & Refit
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide for reinforcing, repairing and refitting clothes. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewSinger Sewing Library (Book No. 118): How to Do Dressmaker Tailoring
Part of the fantastic Singer Sewing Library series, many other volumes available. A full guide to dressmaking and tailoring. 32pp Covers and edges slightly grubby, contents clean. £15.00 Add
ViewNeedlework and Cutting-Out (1884) Kate Stanley Being hints, suggestions and notes for the use of teachers in dealing with the difficulties in the needlework schedule. 144pp Very rare 1884 2nd edition. Stamped on title page. Wear to covers and edges, foxing on end papers, main body of contents is clean. £60.00 Add
ViewProgressive Needlework J. M. Holt This book has been carefully designed to serve as a text book for pupils who are taking needlework as an examination subject. 94pp Covers and edges grubby, but contents clean. £12.00 Add
ViewA Manual of Plain Needlework and Cutting-Out Emily G. Jones This little manual, a revised and enlarged edition of 'how to teach plain needlework and cutting-out' has been written as an aid to education on the subject of needlework. 128pp Covers stained, edges grubby, staining to the bottom of some pages, small pencil marking, pencil marking to back end papers. £25.00 Add
ViewWomen's and Children's Garment Design W. H. Hulme A textbook for garment designers, students and teachers of clothing technology. 205pp Spine faded, private bookplate inside front cover, some foxing on both front and back end papers. £50.00 Add
ViewHandwork and Needlework Ellen P. Claydon Part of Pitman's Handwork Series. Simple and practical projects for home needleworkers. 88pp Spine slightly faded, and covers grubby, but contents clean. £12.00 Add
ViewNeedlework for Juniors Elsie Cooper Based on a scheme of Needlework suggested by the London County Council 1930, designed to teach sewing from a young age. 172pp Spine faded, covers grubby, pen marking to FEP. £10.00 Add
ViewThe Sectional System of Gentlemen's Garment Cutting J. P. Thornton Revised and enlarged 7th Edition. Comprising patterns for coats, vests, breeches, trousers &c. 222pp Original covers have some wear, slight damage to spine, edges and end papers grubby. Main body of contents are clean. £400.00 Add
ViewThe Sectional System of Ladies' Garment Cutting J. P. Thornton Comprising patterns for bodices, jackets, ulsters, skirts, habits &c. 304pp Original covers have some wear and fading, inside cover has been relined, edges and end papers grubby. Main body of contents are clean, barring one or two pages that are heavily tanned, but all pages are legible. £425.00 Add
ViewThe Practice of Garment-Pattern Making W. H. Hulme A textbook for clothing designers, teachers of clothing technology and senior students. Illust. 136pp Spine faded, cover and edges grubby, several pen marks and a stamp on FEP, rest of contents clean. £65.00 Add