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Haslam Dresscutting System, No. 8

Illustrated Book of Draftings for Lingerie, Blouses, Skirts & Accessories

The Haslam System of Dresscutting

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published - 1940s!

Why Buy Just One?
Receive a 50% shipping discount, on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our original, Swing Era, "Haslam Dresscutting System, No. 8, Illustrated Book of Draftings for Lingerie, Blouses, Skirts & Accessories," by Miss G A Haslam! Originally published in the 1940s!

"The draftings in this book are based on the Foundation Dress Pattern given in the Foundation Instruction Booklet." We have the 1st of the Foundation Instruction Booklet also up for purchase.

This HISTORIC item includes detailed instructions and line drawings on how the 40's Era ladies made and upgraded their wardrobe using the ultra flattering dress styles included within it's 22 pages! (Original is NOT for sale)

Everything from Nightgowns to Maternity Wear, House Gowns to Dressing Gown, Skirts to Blouses, Bloomers to Brassieres. Even aprons to a Man's Slacks, Waistcoat and Shirt! A very nice variety of Swing Era, WWII Era Draft Patterns to create a remarkable wardrobe with that unbeatable 40's flair!

What a money stretching idea book! Tried and true, unique and clever, practical and self-sufficient!

This item is a great resource for those who are WWII and Swing Era historical reenactment enthusiasts, opera, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!

Our customers say:
"As a seamstress I adore this. Rate service excellent. A++++"

This is certainly a fine source of historically valuable drafting patterns, techniques & inspiration for the creative needlework, fabric & thread artists who desire to study and create the tried-and-true professional seamstress draft pattern making techniques! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful arts & crafts instructional revealing our heritage from earlier America culture!

An excerpt:
"Helpful instructions on the making of garments given in this book, materials suggested and amounts required."

"Book of Lingerie Draftings with Blouses, Skirts, etc."


Dressing Gowns, House Gowns

Nightgowns, Pyjamas

Bed Jacket, Make-up Cape

Princess Slips, French Knickers


Underskirt, Brassiere

Underslip (built-up shoulder), Brassiere, Directoire Knickers

Maternity Wear: Dresses and Smock

House Coats

Pinafore Dress

Blouses, Skirts (including Corselet and 6 gore)

Overall, Apron

Man's Shirt

The draftings in this book are based on the foundation dress pattern. All draftings give actual fitting lines, dotted lines are construction lines only.

Helpful Hints on the Making of Garments Given in this Book

What a historically educational and delightful tailor's practical instructional this is!

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needle worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The antique and vintage fabrics, appliques, embellishments, tools, etc., can be found online quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store…

The item you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier genteel & feminine American & European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating vintage wardrobes for yourself or others just the way your grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come.

You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...

Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for our 22 Haslam Spiral Bound Book Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!

1940s 40s Haslam Draft Pattern Making Book No: 8 (Sewing Drafting) DIY Swing Era Dress Fashions



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