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The Lady's Guide to Plain Sewing [Book I]

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A modern reference book intended to assist ladies, as well as gentlemen, in developing skills in authentic plain hand sewing. These skills are used in the creation of reproduction historical garments and household items, and are also used in heirloom sewing and haute couture.

"Plain sewing" consists of stitches and methods used in basic construction of items, including some decorative techniques, as opposed to "fancy work" or embroidery. Explore tips on gathering your tools and supplies, and on sewing position and tension. Discover basic stitches, seam techniques, whipped gathers and attaching ruffles, worked button-holes and eyelets, thread buttons, slit finishing, picot or “mice-teeth” edging, and an 18th century cross stitch alphabet.

The paper version of this book has been regarded by historical costumers as a valuable reference in their sewing kits. Now this is available as an even handier version. Happy Sewing!


$9.95 US at Amazon.com

Book II

 The Lady's Guide to Plain Sewing
[Book II]

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The Workman's Guide to
Tailoring Stitches
and Techniques
[Book III]

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The Lady's Economical Assistant
The Lady's Economical Assistant
or, The Art of Cutting Out, and Making,
The most useful Articles of Wearing Apparel,
Without waste; Explained by the Clearest directions,
and Numerous Engravings, of Appropriate and
Tasteful Patterns.

By A Lady
- 1808 -

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