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The new dressmaker; with complete and fully illustrated instructions on every point connected with sewing, dressmaking and tailoring, from the actual stitches to the cutting, making, altering, mending, and cleaning of clothes for ladies, misses, girls, children, infants, men and boys

  • 1921
New York, New York: The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • "Third edition."
  • Earlier editions have title: The dressmaker.

Publication Details Click to collapse

Date
1921
Publisher
New York, New York: The Butterick Publishing Co.
Language
English
Description of Original
168 p. : illus. ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Dressmaking
Sewing
For Staff
METS

Available Contents

  1. [Cover]
  2. [Title Page]
  3. Contents
  4. Preface
  5. Chapter 1: The necessary equipment for dressmaking
  6. Chapter 2: Butterick patterns
  7. Chapter 3: Altering the length of patterns
  8. Chapter 4: Altering waist patterns for figures that vary from the average
  9. Chapter 5: Altering skirt, yoke and drawer patterns for figures that vary from the average
  10. Chapter 6: Materials, sponging, cutting, etc
  11. Chapter 7: Waists, blouses and shirtwaists. Part I--dress waists
  12. Chapter 8: Waists, blouses and shirtwaists. Part II
  13. Chapter 9: Skirts for ladies and misses
  14. Chapter 10: Dresses for ladies, misses, girls and children
  15. Chapter 11: Sailor or naval suits
  16. Chapter 12: Coats and capes for ladies, misses, girls, and children
  17. Chapter 13: House dresses, negligées, kimonos, bathrobes, aprons, bathing-suits and rompers
  18. Chapter 14: Making and finishing undergarments
  19. Chapter 15: Maternity clothes and the layette
  20. Chapter 16: Sewing stitches
  21. Chapter 17: Seams
  22. Chapter 18: Hems
  23. Chapter 19: Facings
  24. Chapter 20: Tucks and plaits
  25. Chapter 21: Plackets
  26. Chapter 22: Pockets
  27. Chapter 23: Collars, cuffs and belts
  28. Chapter 24: Buttonholes, eyelets, buttons, patent fasteners, hooks and eyes and blind loops
  29. Chapter 25: Trimming stitches
  30. Chapter 26: Bias trimmings
  31. Chapter 27: Applied trimmings, ruffles, embroidery and lace. Part I
  32. Chapter 28: Applied trimmings. Part II
  33. Chapter 29: Sewing on braid, appliqué embroidery, marabou and fur
  34. Chapter 30: Darning and mending
  35. Chapter 31: Remodeling
  36. Chapter 32: Pressing
  37. Chapter 33: The care of clothes
  38. Chapter 34: Cleaning
  39. Chapter 35: Washing clothes
  40. Chapter 36: Boys' and men's clothes
  41. Index
  42. [Cover]