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59 AUTHENTIC TURN OF THE CENTURY FASHION PATTERNS, Kristina Harris.
BK DY27. Reproduced from rare original issues of The Voice of Fashion. An informative general introduction to the dressmaker's patterns and concise instructions for using them precede a lively parade of fin-de-siecle fashions. 140pgs. (p) . $12.00 USD

AUTHENTIC VICTORIAN FASHION PATTERNS: A COMPLETE LADY'S WARDROBE, Kristina Harris.
BK DZ03. From "The Voice of Fashion" 394 1890's patterns. 144pgs (p) $13.00 USD

BIAS-CUT DRESSMAKING, Gillian Holman.
BK DG42. Step-by-step instructions and diagrams for 40 item from lingerie to evening wear. 112pgs (p)  $20.00 USD

THE BLUE BOOK OF MEN'S TAILORING, Frederick T. Croonborg (1907)
BK RL31. The "Grand Edition of Supreme System for Producing Men's Garments (1907). One of the most popular books on men's Tailoring. extensive patterns and illustrations for vests, trousers, coats, and military uniforms. 256pgs (p) $30.00 US
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CIVIL WAR GENTLEMEN: 1860'S APPAREL ARTS & UNIFORMS, R.L. Shep & W.S. Salisbury.
BK RL22. A collection of reprinted original patterns, catalogs, fashion plates and illustrations including authentic military uniforms, boy's garments, accessories and more. 162pgs. (p) 
$25.00 USD

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO PRACTICAL CUTTING (1853), Edward Minister & Son.
BK RL17. Men's & women's tailored garments, military and civil dress regulations. 480pgs. (p)  $32.00 USD

Out of Print

COSTUME CLOSE UP, Linda Baumgarten.
BK DR43. Colonial Williamsburg collection with 25 full-page patterns for women's and men's clothing. 126pgs (p)  $25.00 USD

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CUT MY COTE, Dorothy K. Burnham. Royal Ontario Museum Textile Dept.
BK RO01. The simple traditional garments of many cultures have both consistency and incredible variety. This book explores the common element of the straight woven fabric as it is simply shaped to form this governing design element. Specifically recommended for weavers with interest in costume design. 36pgs. (s). $12.00 USD

CUTTING AND DRAPING, SPECIAL OCCASION CLOTHES, Dawn Cloake.
Designs for evening and party wear by developing basic design blocks. 96pgs (p)  . . $25.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

CUTTING A FASHIONABLE FIT, Claudia B. Kidwell.
A thorough and fascinating survey of garment drafting systems and machines. 163pgs. (p)  $10.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

DAS BUCH DER WASCHE (Day wear, c.1900), Brigitta Nochfelden and Marie Niedner.
BK SH08. Reproduction of manual of home white work, garments and linens covering care, embellishment and sewing with separate portfolio of numerous patterns. Blouses, undergarments, nightwear. Alphabets for embroidery and cross-stitch. German text. 92p (h)  . $48.00 USD

DRAFTING AND PATTERN DESIGNING, Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences.
BK LA92. Principles, methods and proportions for drafting to measurements and designing individual patterns using the Picken Square. Republication of 1924 title of same name with added contemporary fashion cuts. I160pgs. (p)  . $22.00 USD

EARLY VICTORIAN MEN, George Walker et al.
BK RL28. Reprint of "The Tailor's Masterpiece: All Kinds of Coats" 1838 by George Walker; "Hints on Etiquette and Usages of Society" 1836 and contemporary fashion plates from "Modes de Paris" 1836-1838. Includes cutting drafts and instructions for a full range of coats, jackets, capes, juvenile dresses, waistcoats and uniforms. 224p (p). $24.00 USD

ELIZABETHAN COSTUMING FOR THE YEARS 1550-1580, Janet Winter & Carolyn Schultz.
Clear instructions on how to design and construct the basic garments for the different social classes in Elizabethan England. Excellent source for Renaissance Faire costumes. 200pgs. (p)  . $15.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

THE EVOLUTION OF FASHION, Margot Hamilton Hill and Peter A. Buc knell.
BK DR02. Basic pattern cuts for costume from 1066 to 1930 with sketches of costume and setting and technical notes. 240pgs. (p)  . . $40.00 USD

FASHION DESIGN ON THE STAND, Dawn Cloake
BK DD98. Designing on a dress stand fully explored from stand modifications to modeling classic blocks to creating clothes for special occasions. 96p (p)  $20.00 USD

FASHION OUTLINES, Margaret C. Ralston.
BK LA67. The block pattern system as applied to women's garments of the late 20's. Supplemented with fashion plates of the period. Originally published in 1932 under the name "Dress Cutting"  80 pgs. (p) $16.00 USD

GARMENT PATTERNS FOR THE EDWARDIAN LADY, Mrs. F. E. Thompson.
BK LA74. Republication of the 1905 edition of "La Mode Universelle #22" offering basic patterns through the "new and improved" simplified layout and cutting system. Pictures and patterns for a wide variety of garments.64pgs. (p) . $16.00 USD

GARMENT PATTERNS WITH INSTRUCTIONS: 1889, edited by Jules & Kaethe Kliot.
BK LA36. The middle of the era of the bustle, patterns for over 75 everyday garments for men, women and children including street costume, undergarments and more. Reprinted from The National Garment Cutter, a trade periodical. 144pgs. (p) . $18.00 USD

THE GREAT WAR: STYLES AND PATTERNS OF THE 1910's, R.L. Shep.
BK RL26. Patterns covering men, women, British military, Red Cross, chauffeurs, policemen, etc. 240pgs (p) $27.00 USD

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THE HANDBOOK OF PRACTICAL CUTTING ON THE CENTRE POINT SYSTEM (1866), Louis Devere.
A clearly outlined drafting system noting details of tailoring and fit for coats, trousers, capes, uniforms for men and boys and women's riding habits and paletots. 137pgs. (p)  . $18.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

HIPPIE CRAFTS, Joanne O'Sullivan
BK SZ81. New look based on '60s crafts with contemporary source material, 144pgs (p) $13.00 USD

KIMONO STYLING [NV6026], Miyo Tan.
BK JG05. Kimonos and obis recycled into fashionable dress and accessory items. Color photos, full size pull out patterns, clear drawings. Japanese text. 88pgs (p) $30.00 USD

LADIES' TAILOR-MADE GARMENTS 1908, S.S. Gordon.
BK LA82. Originally published as "The Standard Work on Cutting, Ladies' Tailor-Made Garments" by the Jno. J. Mitchell Co., this drafting system includes patterns for a wide variety of women's garments including jackets, skirts, collars and riding clothes. Includes period sewing and finishing instructions.  240pgs. (p) $22.00 USD

LATE VICTORIAN WOMEN'S TAILORING, T. H. Holding.
BK RL23. Patterns and instructions for jackets, skirts, coats, clothes, braiding designs. 192pgs. (p)  $20.00 USD

THE LITTLE BODICE BOOK, Bonnie Holt Ambrose.
BK DR24.  A 3"x5" workbook on period bodices. Step by step construction guidance with watercolor illustrations of various costume parts. 42pgs. (p) 
$9.00 USD

THE LITTLE CORSET BOOK, Bonnie Ambrose.
BK DR34. A 3"x5" workbook of simple illustrations and terse text to describe a method of corset construction. 42 pgs. (s) 
$9.00 USD

MAKE YOUR OWN JAPANESE CLOTHES, John Marshall.
BK KD09. Instructions for making Japanese garments. Includes patterns, fabric suggestions and sizing instructions. 136pgs (p) 
$28.00 USD

PATTERN CUTTING MADE EASY, Gillian Holman.
Focusing on simple and concise explanations of techniques. 112pgs (p) $20.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

PATTERNS FOR THEATRICAL COSTUMES, Katherine Strand Holkeboer.
BK DR18. Garments, trims and accessories from Ancient Egypt to 1915. 352pgs. (p)  $30.00 USD

PATTERNS OF FASHION Vol 1, 1660-1860, Janet Arnold.
BK DR05. The definitive source for those wanting to reproduce or just learn about historical women's garments. 48 garments are clearly illustrated by line drawings and then the pattern is graphed. Extensive notes on construction and decoration are included. 76pgs. (p) $40.00 USD

PATTERNS OF FASHION Vol 2, 1860-1940, Janet Arnold.
BK DR06. Patterns for 40 dresses taken from actual garments. Patterns are clearly illustrated and graphed. 88pgs. (p) 
$40.00 USD

PATTERNS OF FASHION Vol 3, 1560-1620, Janet Arnold.
BK DR08. 56 patterns for men and women taken from original garments. Includes hats, doublets, slops, sleeves, foreparts and pluderhose. Patterns are clearly illustrated with photographs and line drawings and graphed. 128pgs. (p) $40.00 USD

PATTERNS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, Ann Ladbury.
BK BA49. Includes full size block patterns for versatile "dressy" garments with the emphasis on glamour and simplicity. Step by step instructions. 128pgs. (h)  $22.00 USD

PERIOD COSTUME FOR THE STAGE, Tina Bicat.
BK DG71. A hands on guide to recreate styles of the past. 160pgs (p). $30.00 USD

A PORTFOLIO OF FOLK COSTUME PATTERNS #1.
Embroidery and costume patterns from Egypt, India, Greece, Russia, Japan, etc. 25 plates $7.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

A PORTFOLIO OF FOLK COSTUME PATTERNS #2.
Embroidery stitches, seams and costume patterns from Hungary, Egypt, China, etc. 24 plates $7.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

SHIRTS AND MEN'S HABERDASHERY, 1840s - 1920s.
Primary source patterns as well as advertising cuts. Includes shirts, occupational costumes, pajamas and robes. 240p (p)  . . $27.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

SIMPLE PATTERN CUTTING, ANN LADBURY'S GUIDE TO, Ann Ladbury.
BK BA46. Includes full size block patterns for skirts, bodices, sleeves and trousers with instruction on drafting your own; fashion sketches of basic outfits. 120pgs. (h) $22.00 USD

STAGE COSTUME SOURCEBOOK, Jack Cassin-Scott.
BK SW46. Clothing, accessories, hairstyles from all periods. 128pgs (p)  $30.00 USD

"STANDARD" WORK ON CUTTING (MEN'S GARMENTS): 1886, Jno. J. Mitchell Co.
BK LA68. Republication of the 1886 Fifth edition of work of same title describing the block pattern system for men's garments including coats, sleeves, capes, gaiters, etc. Valuable guide for producing 19th c. men's garments.  128pgs. (p)  $18.00 USD

TAILOR'S PATTERN BOOK 1589, Juan de Alcega.
135 tailoring patterns originally published in Madrid at the height of Spanish dominated European fashion. Covers men, women, clergy, knights, etc. 256pgs (h) $40.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

TURN-OF-THE CENTURY FASHION PATTERNS AND TAILORING TECHNIQUES, S. S. Gordon.
BK DZ21. Republication of the 1901 edition by Jno. J. Mitchell Co. 186pgs. (p)  $17.00 USD

VICTORIAN COSTUMING VOL.1: 1840-1865, Janet Winter & Carolyn Savoy.
Instructions on how to design and construct a wide range of basic garments for the different classes of society in Victorian England (men and women) as well as historical background. 124pgs. (p) $10.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

THE VOICE OF FASHION [1901], C.A. DeGryse
BK LH30. The complete edition of the February 1, 1901 winter/spring edition together with the complete "The Diamond Garment Cutter Instruction Book" [1897] by W.H. Goldsberry and full size print of the scales and curve for the drafting of the patterns. Includes designs for women, children and men. 106pgs (p) $19.00 USD

WAISTED EFFORTS, Robert Doyle.
BK SA40. Detailed instructions for corset construction covering the 16th-20th centuries, and drafting corset patterns for the modern body based on a slope. Many black and white photos of antique corsets, and 20 original corset patterns (reprinted reduced) from the Leicester Museum. 235pgs (p)  $60.00 USD

This book is out of print and no longer available.

WOMEN'S COSTUME: 1877-1885, Charles Hecklinger.
BK RL30. Progression of fashion and its change with a profusion of outer garments, embellishments, contemporary etiquette, fashion illustrations. (p)  $25.00 USD

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