The New Butterick Dressmaker Book
The New Butterick Dressmaker Book. Introduction by Jacques Worth with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions. This book is considered a guide and complete instruction book of patterns, colors, and designs. Published. by The Butterick Publishing Company, NY, 1927.
It contains, techniques, instructions, and diagrams of sewing techniques that appear to be just as current as they were in 1927. The drawings of women sewing take you back to a time when home sewing was the way to get quality, fashionable clothing and although written in the 1920s and as said above, this book is for all aspiring seamstresses and tailors as it teaches the actual art of sewing.
The foreword by Jacques Worth ‘wrote the book’ on the workmanship of the time. The House of Worth was a French house of high fashion that specialized in haute couture and was founded in 1858 by designer Charles Frederick Worth. He dressed royalty and leading actresses of the day.
Condition: Interior clean, bright and tight. Please view all pictures to get an accurate description of the condition of this collectible sewing book.
Cover has slightly frayed corners, is stained and has discoloration. Some pages have water stains, yet are still clear and legible. The cover is slightly ‘coming away’ at the spine, but the spine is still very solid.