Vintage 1949 Butterick Dressmaking Book

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Vintage from the 1940s

Vintage 1949 Butterick Dressmaking Book. This classic sewing book from Butterick features 80 pages of instruction, tips and trick for sewing your own dresses. Book is in great vintage condition, with the name Margaret Pitts written in ink on the cover, and some penciled in notations in the margins (see pictures). Book measures 11 inches x 8.5 inches. Color illustrations throughout. From the inside front cover:

"Make Your Sewing More Successful

You don't need us to tell you why up make your own clothes. You and the 51,999,999 other women and girls in America who sew have told us that already. You sew to save.

When you sew, you get more for less money. Let Butterick, in this Dressmaking Book, help you get as much as possible, as easily as possible.

You have your own ideas about the garment you want. This book with help you create the garment just as you imagine it. Even before you select your pattern, you are told what style will win you the most compliments. Certain fabrics best suit that style, and you. You learn what they are.

Then you learn to fit the pattern, so that before one snip is cut in the fabric, your garment is custom made to fit, not to some abstract standard, but to your own measurements. If you have a special fitting problem, use a Butterick basic fitting pattern, which you can make up in muslin and keep as a guide to altering all other Butterick patterns.

Step by step, this book teaches you the tricks of sewing. They are the best tricks. With them, your dress is finished in double time, and it has that overall look of smartness that comes only when each stitch is put in perfectly. Perfection, in dressmaking as elsewhere, is a matter of perfect details.

You already know that when you pull the instruction sheet from your Butterick pattern, you have a clear outline of the simple steps for making that particular garment. Use the Butterick Dressmaking Book in connection with your instruction sheet.
And son't forget that some of modern women's most valuable labor-saving devices are found on a notion counter. Make full use of them.

All Butterick patterns are simple. But if you have bought this book as a beginner in sewing, you may want one of the styles especially designed as "Quick and Easy". It will go together so smoothly, you'll wonder why anybody thinks sewing is difficult. We wonder that ourselves."

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Vintage 1949 Butterick Dressmaking Book. This classic sewing book from Butterick features 80 pages of instruction, tips and trick for sewing your own dresses. Book is in great vintage condition, with the name Margaret Pitts written in ink on the cover, and some penciled in notations in the margins (see pictures). Book measures 11 inches x 8.5 inches. Color illustrations throughout. From the inside front cover:

"Make Your Sewing More Successful

You don't need us to tell you why up make your own clothes. You and the 51,999,999 other women and girls in America who sew have told us that already. You sew to save.

When you sew, you get more for less money. Let Butterick, in this Dressmaking Book, help you get as much as possible, as easily as possible.

You have your own ideas about the garment you want. This book with help you create the garment just as you imagine it. Even before you select your pattern, you are told what style will win you the most compliments. Certain fabrics best suit that style, and you. You learn what they are.

Then you learn to fit the pattern, so that before one snip is cut in the fabric, your garment is custom made to fit, not to some abstract standard, but to your own measurements. If you have a special fitting problem, use a Butterick basic fitting pattern, which you can make up in muslin and keep as a guide to altering all other Butterick patterns.

Step by step, this book teaches you the tricks of sewing. They are the best tricks. With them, your dress is finished in double time, and it has that overall look of smartness that comes only when each stitch is put in perfectly. Perfection, in dressmaking as elsewhere, is a matter of perfect details.

You already know that when you pull the instruction sheet from your Butterick pattern, you have a clear outline of the simple steps for making that particular garment. Use the Butterick Dressmaking Book in connection with your instruction sheet.
And son't forget that some of modern women's most valuable labor-saving devices are found on a notion counter. Make full use of them.

All Butterick patterns are simple. But if you have bought this book as a beginner in sewing, you may want one of the styles especially designed as "Quick and Easy". It will go together so smoothly, you'll wonder why anybody thinks sewing is difficult. We wonder that ourselves."

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

Free Domestic Shipping

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