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garment cutting for workshops

I promised a list of the books on garment cutting brought in already for the workshops Auckland Libraries​ (Waitakere Central Library Henderson​)
These are some of my favourites

Guide to dressmaking
by J. Henry Symonds, , 1876
https://archive.org/details/guidetodressmaki00symo
(full illustratiosn for stitches and trimmings)

The science and geometry of dress
by Mrs. Louisa L. Jackson, 1876
https://archive.org/details/sciencegeometryo02jack

Ladies’ cutting made easy
Thomas Hiram Holding,1885
https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/Ladies_cutting_made_easy.html?id=GC8BAAAAQAAJ&redir_esc=y
(lots of variations on dresses very clear illustrations, diagrams take a bit of care)

A Concise Treatise on Ladies and Misses’ Tight-fitting Garments:
by M. Kaempfer, 1886 (Moschcowitz Brothers)
https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/A_Concise_Treatise_on_Ladies_and_Misses.html?id=Tqimbul_qxkC&redir_esc=y
(This is mostly of the Princess Dress style- this iwll be covered in the bodice workshop as they rely on a good bodice foundation)

Directions for cutting garments with the Davis improved square
by Myra A. Davis, 1888
https://archive.org/details/directionsforcut00davi

The national garment cutter book of diagrams.
by Goldsberry & Doran, 1888
https://archive.org/details/nationalgarment00gold
(Chock full of very easy to follow diagrams- these look modern!)

Instruction on Leola M. Head’s self teaching system of cutting ..
by Leola M. Head, 1889
https://archive.org/details/instructiononleo00head

Instruction book of Bisbee’s American tailor system of dress cutting
by F.S. Bisbee,1895
https://archive.org/details/instructionbooko00bisb

Casneau’s guide for artistic dress cutting and making
by Mrs. Alice A. Casneau, 1895
https://archive.org/details/casneausguidefor00casn
Very long book with photogravure polates of the garment in progress. It makes it very simple to understand the various engraved diagrams.)

The Kintzel dress cutting system, 1896
by A. G. Kintzel,1896
https://archive.org/details/kintzeldresscutt00kint