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1920s Dressmaking Books Online

I was recently delighted to discover the Internet Archive has scanned a lot of old dressmaking/tailoring manuals. I've started trying to catalogue exactly what they have so I can find it quickly in future. 
This post rounds up the choices from 1920-1929, that could be found under the searches: tailoring, garment cutting, dressmaking, clothing and dress, sewing. I've skimmed through all of them, and written some notes on what's in there.

To find the books, go to Internet Archive and then search the title.


BEST OF THE BOOKSUnderwear and Lingerie (1925&6) 1920s slips are essentially decorated rectangles, very easy for beginners. This is a lovely book. 18 projects for different styles of combinations, drawers or chemises, with instructions for inserting lace, choosing materials and cutting out etc. Several lovely brassieres, including a bandeau bra and a bandeau corset. Very easy to understand. There is a 1925 and 1926 version. The second has a wrap around slip, foundatio…

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