1940s | Pattern Drafting

Haslam Sytem of Dresscutting

October 29, 2012

Pages from my latest purchase, two books of drafting from the Haslam System, dating from the late 40s.

One contains draftings for lingerie, blouses and skirts, and some maternity wear:


The second book is for Spring and Summer designs; lots of dresses with some coats and suits.

Lots more including some drafting diagrams for lingerie on my blog here.

  1. I have never heard of this system, but I love the logic of dressing from early-mid-20th century wardrobes. Start with good foundations, (lovely, pretty ones), and go from there with skirts and blouses, suits, or dresses. I especially love vintage slips.

  2. How lovely, i bought a lovely folder with this system in it about four books and a special ruler to go with it, i have yet to try it …but oneday soon hopefully 🙂

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