Hi Everyone!

I’ve been reading the site for a while now, but this is my first post as I haven’t actually completed any retro projects. I did manage to find this great sewing book a few weeks back at my local second hand shop.

It has great information on everything from planning, drafting patterns, choosing your fabric to refashioning and repairing existing clothes.

I really like the simplicity and thoroughness of the instructions.

If you like the Vogue cape pattern in the recent post this might come in handy… (hopefully the picture is clear enough!)

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  • I adore vintage sewing books, I picked one up a couple of weeks ago to add to my collection, they are chock full of great information and I love it when they give fashion advice!

    Thanks for posting this!

  • What an awesome find! I hope to someday find a vintage sewing book such as that. I have some 70s books, but that’s as far back as I have found.

  • Oh, what a great find! I always keep my eyes open for wonderful old sewing books too.

  • That looks like a really helpful book. Why don’t they publish books like that anymore?


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