Once again, I've been lazy and completely uninspired to write any blog posts. Until today, when I found this book in a local used book store. I'm so excited that I wanted to share it with you!
It's The Dressmaker, and was produced by the Butterick Publishing Company, copyright 1911. Yes, 1911!
Just seeing the completely different styles showcased in the illustrations make it worth the $19 I dished out for it.
Never mind how different this dressform's shape is:
But besides that, this book has a lot of interesting and useful advice. I've been toying with hand-stitching the buttonholes on my winter coat (if I ever get that far), and I think the chapter on buttonholes in The Dressmaker will be really useful.
I also think the chapter titled The Care of Clothes will be helpful as well. I know I have at least one garment that has iron staining on it, and it'll be interesting to see if the solution suggested here will help.
If you're jealous of my pretty little find, then you might be interested in this. Apparently the Library of Congress has contributed a digital copy to archive.org as a free download, so go yonder and obtain!