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Modern Pattern Design1942

Modern Pattern Design, by Harriet Pepin

The complete guide to the creation of patterns as a means of designing smart wearing apparel. Learn how to draft patterns from body measurements. (253 pages)

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Title page of Ladies' Garment Cutting and MakingEarly 1940's (undated)

Ladies' Garment Cutting and Making, by F. R. Morris

An advanced book on pattern drafting, covering all sorts of garments (including lingerie, dresses, blouses, shorts, trousers, coats, capes, evening gowns, etc.), as well as sections on how to construct the garment, economical layout, practical tailoring, tailoring and dressmaking stitches, how to "drape" a pattern, and pattern grading for the wholesale trade. The author explores the reasoning behind design decisions, and has a few sharp words to direct to the "cutters" of the industry.

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