Saturday, January 8, 2011

Library of Congress fun

Well, no sewing for me today...I just sliced open my right index finger on the rim of a tomato soup can! It is still bleeding, 30 minutes later! Even typing is awkward, so I'll keep this short.

On the Wild Ginger forum, I was alerted to THIS site, which has a must-see movie for anyone who sews clothes! Made in 1948, the actors won't win any awards, but if you sew it is fun to see how sewing and fashion and attitudes have changed since then.

Also, on Kathleen Fasanella's blog, KF mentioned a free Italian pattern-drafting book that is available for download (from the Library of Congress site also). Though the book is Italian, it is translated into English, too.

I DID get it, and having looked through it briefly, it reminds me quite a bit of the German drafting system that I have spoken of before. It looks very nice!

There are collars and sleeves, coats, jackets, pants, blouses, lingerie, swimwear...even men's and children's wear!

So if any of you are interested in seeing how to draft various styles, check it out!

I got the PDF version.

You can download this Italian pattern book for free! But since it is a fairly modern book, 2004, it is possible that it might have been posted by mistake and could be removed soon...who knows!?!

KF also mentions THIS BOOK, so I got it too. I haven't skimmed it yet, but maybe that is just what I should be doing, since my finger is all boo-boo'ed up!

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

The kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house. Stay out of it at all costs!!!!

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