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NEW!! The Home Dressmaker--A 1913 article on making a dress for the "college girl". Very intersting to read, and it also includes a pattern.


NEW!! Remodeling Our Old Gowns--1913 question and answer column with advice on various aspects of fashion.


NEW!! Lessons in Dressmaking--Article from 1906 on boning garments, facing and linings..


Irish Carrick-Ma-Cross Lace--Instructional piece from a 1912 issue of McCall's Magazine on Irish Carrick-Ma-Cross lace construction.


The Home Dressmaker--How to article from a 1912 issue of McCall's Magazine on how to sew a broadcloth skirt; includes diagrams.


Points on Dressmaking--An interesting little article from The Designer dealing with collars and cuffs (mostly pertaining to tailoring). Plenty of illustrations diagraming how to do many of the things discussed in the article.

French-Irish and Arabian Lace--How-to article on making lace from a 1905 issue of The Designer. Several photographs of beautiful lace.



Artwork is October (1877) by James Tissot, courtesy of CGFA.

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