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Sewing resources

Patterns, designs, basic how-to, research

W E L C O M E
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Aiguille et Crochet

Vetements Brodes en Laine

43 Modeles Nouveaux

Societe Anonyme des Filatures et Tenitureries de Saint-Epin

40 pages. Album describing embroidery patterns for clothes as well as diagrams showing the sewing pattern for these clothes. Identical to the Wolf Dupeyron album of the same title.

Scans donated by Tamara Tiekstra, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-TT011

A

IB01J

Sewing

TT

France
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Barbour, Emma Post

New Bead Book

Chicago, National Trading Co., 1924

Instructions for 12 beaded purses, plus several wach bands, barcelets, and necklaces. Purses are worked in bead knitting or crochet, some with detailed charts. Other accessories in loom-woven badwork, or needle-strung, braided, or glued. Full color illustrations of finished items.

Scans donated by Mary Lou Davis, edited by Judith Adele.

Fashion: Chicago 1924 beaded bags

B-MD001

B

B730

Fashion

Beading

Crochet

Embroidery

Knitting

Knotting

Macrame

Sewing

Weaving

MD

United States
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Brockstedt, H.M. ed

Diagrams of Quilt, Sofa and Pin Cushion Patterns

St. Louis, Ladies Art Co., 1898, 32 pgs.

Catalogue of quilt patterns, hundreds of drawings the pattern shapes, embroidery stitches, and ads. Wonderful early quilt reference.

Scans donated by Hope Wright, edited by Judith Adele.

B-HW001

B

B811

Quilting

Sewing

HW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson I [1], Introduction

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 148 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking.Clothes etiquette, body types, ages, coloring, color wheel, sewing machines, hand sewing, other equipment

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Fashion: New York 1921 dressmaking

B-SW007

C

B903

RMT-H811

Fashion

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson II [2], How to Make Aprons and House Dresses

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 63 pgs

Dressmaking instructions for drafting, cutting sewing, and finishing, with special emphasis on layout, cutting, seaming and binding. All sample projects are house dresses and aprons.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Fashion: New York 1921 aprons & house dresses

B-SW002

C

BB06

RMT-H811

Fashion

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson III [3], How to Make Underwear

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 87 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking. Materials, trimmings and how to sew them on, patterns, brassieres, chemises, drawers, bloomers, nightgowns, petticoats.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Fashion: New York 1921 lingerie

B-SW003

C

BB12

RMT-H811

Fashion

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson IV [4], Making Infants Clothes

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 68 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking.Complete layette, materials, trimmings, stitches, pattern making, darts, finishing.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Fashion: New York 1921 infant clothing

B-SW004

C

BC13

RMT-H811

Fashion

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson V [5], How to Make Blouses

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 16 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking.Construction methods, collars, cuffs, yokes, sleeves.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Fashion: New York 1921 blouses

B-SW005

C

C415

RMT-H811

Fashion

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson VI [6], How to Make Men's Clothes

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 15 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking.Construction methods, collars, cuffs, yokes, sleeves.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Fashion: New York 1921 menís clothing

B-SW072

C

G228

Sewing

Sewing techniques

RMT-H811

Fashion

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson XI [11], How to Make Coats

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 36 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking.Cutting, different coat styles and their construction, working with heavier fabric, linings.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Fashion: New York 1921 coats

B-SW006

C

C415

RMT-H811

Fashion

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel DeNyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson VIII [8], How to Make Children's Clothes

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 43 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking. 43 pages on making children's clothes; actually most of this is girl's clothing. Romper, straight-hanging dress, guimpe dress, blouse with buttoned-on skirt, middy and pleated skirt, a party dress, petticoat, drawers, sleeping drawers, nightgown.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-YS103

C

IB018

Sewing

RMT-H811

YS

United States
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Conover, Isabel DeNyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson IX [9], How to Make Women's Skirts

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 16 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking. Circular skirt, gored skirt, skirt with yoke. Drawings show the layout of pattern pieces and some details of sewing.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-YS104

C

IB01I

RMT-H811

Sewing

YS

United States
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Conover, Isabel deNyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson VII [7], How to Make Boy's Clothes

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 20 pgs

From the earlier, much shorter Complete Course of Dressmaking. 20 pages on cutting out and sewing of boy's clothes. Description of making a blouse, trousers, bloomers, buttoned-on trousers, Russian blouse suit, sailor suit, underwaist and drawers. Drawings illustrate the details of sewing and the lay-out of pattern pieces.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

B-YS102

C

IB010

Sewing

RMT-H811

YS

United States
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Couture pages

Paris, Les Editions Ponchon, [missing covers, from between 1948-1952]

Fashion catalog pages, wonderful drawings of mid-century corsetry and clothing construction.

Scans donated by Dindi Gelfi, edited by Judith Adele.

Fashion: Paris 1940ís fashion plates

B-DG007

C

BA15

Fashion

Sewing

DG

France
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Flynn, Louise and others

Priscilla Smocking Book:

A Collection of Beautiful and Useful Patterns with Directions for Working

Boston, Priscilla Publishing Company, 1925, 48 pgs.

Excellent instructions for a variety of techniques, with instructions, including flower smocking and Bulgarian smocking, and stitch pattern charts to use as transfers.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, not edited yet.

B-JA018

F

C214

Sewing

JA

United States
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Heyde, Bertha

Schnittmuster fur die Fleissige Puppenschneiderin

Verlag von Gustav Weise in Stuttgart.

A folder with ten pattern sheets for dolls' clothes. The pattern pieces are spread over the different sheets. This folder probably belongs with C-YS695, Die Fleissige Puppenschneiderin, a German-language book which probably contains the descriptions of the individual costumes.

Scans donated by Seya Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2018-11-09.

I-WS003

H

IB017

Sewing

Dolls

WS

German
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Hochfelden, Brigitta.

Buch der Wäsche,

Ein Leitfaden zur zeitgemäben herstellung von Haus-, Bett- und Leibwäsche, sowie zu deren gründlicher Behandlung und Pflege, unter Beigabe der erforderlichen naturgrohen Schmitte.

Leipzig, Deutchen Moden Zeitung, [c.1900, 65 pgs].

Sewing and embroidery instructions for children's clothes, ladies' lingerie and household linens, with tracing patterns and cross stitch charts.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Judith Adele.

9-SW001

H

9

Cross-stitch

Embroidery

Sewing

SW

German
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The Ladies Pocket Magazine 1835, Part 1

p26-33, 62-69, 98-103, 134-141, 171-177, 234-241, and plates

London, Joseph Robins, 1835

Hand tinted fashion plates and descriptive articles from 1835. 24 dresses for morning, promenade, and evening in London style, and Paris style. Special fancy occasion dresses, outerwear and bridal dress, plus extensive writeups of colors, and materials.

Scans donated by Hope Wright, edited by Hope Wright and Judith Adele..

Fashion: London 1835 fashion plates

C-HW003

L

EA18

Fashion

BritVict

Sewing

HW

United Kingdom
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Lucas, Agnes

Puppenmutterchens Nahschule

Schnittmuster und Pausevorrichtung

Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg

Second pattern out of eight, flowered dress, hat, underwear, shoes for a girl.

Scanned by Seya Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

H-WS007

L

H799

Dolls

Sewing

WS

German
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Lucas, Agnes

Puppenmutterchens Nahschule

Schnittmuster und Pausevorrichtung

Otto Maier Verlag, Ravensburg

Third pattern out of eight, sailors costume for a boy and frilled dress for a girl.

Scanned by Seya Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

H-WS007

L

HA22

Sewing

Dolls

WS

German
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M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co.

[9] A Treatise on Art Needlework with Twenty Color Plates,

Series No. Nine.

New York, c.1910, 103 pages.

More embroidery instructions, including smocking, eyelet and netting. Stunning patterns and plates for fruit, flowers, birds, dolphins, butterflies, fish, for doilies, bags, including a woven bag, crocheted tango girdle, and tatted cushion top and bags.

Scans donated by Luann Pfost, edited by Luann Pfost.

8-LP002

M

8

Beading

Crochet

Embroidery

Knitting

Knotting

Lace

Netting

Sewing

Tatting

Weaving

LP

United States
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M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co.

[8] A Treatise on Embroidery with Twenty Color Illustrations from Original Models.

Art Needlework Series No. 8.

New York, c.1910, 97 pages.

Detailed embroidery stitch instructions, exquisite color plates. Leaves, flowers, borders, fruit, fish, birds, animals, doilies, baby items, collars, cuffs, bags, and crocheted ties, suspenders and bedroom slippers.

Scans donated by Luann Pfost, edited by Luann Pfost.

8-LP001

M

8

Crochet

Embroidery

Knitting

Sewing

LP

United States
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McKim Studios

Designs Worth Doing

Fall and Winter Catalogue 1931-32

McKim Studios, Independence, MO.

A 52-page catalogue of needlework projects, for patterns, materials, pre-cut fabric, and ready-made items. Many illustrations are clear enough to execute the pattern from. Inspiration for many hours of needlework.

Donated by Charles Kite, from the collection of his grandmother Folva Miller. Edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

E-WM064

M

H208

Quilting

Sewing

CK

United States
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P. Moser

Sammlung von Effecten fur Maschinenstickerei

Ostschweizerischer Stickfachfond. Lehrheft der Stickfachkurse 1897 Entworfen & gezeichnet von P. Moser, Fachlehrer am Industrie- & Gewerbe-Museum St. Gallen. Unter Mitwerkung der Fachlehrer & Wanderlehrer der ostschw. Stickfachschulen.

Geser & Co, St. Gallen

53 pages with designs for machine embroidery, with some handwritten notes. No explanation for interpretation of the designs. Each page is headed Ostschweizerische Stickfachschulen, Lehrgang fur die Wanderkurse. Apparently these designs were used for embroidery courses given in various places in Switzerland.

Scans donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

C-YS391

M

H131

Embroidery

Sewing

SW

Switzerland
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Nebeling, A.

Methode de Coupe

1er Volume, Vetements de dames.

Bruxelles, 1894

The Mastership-System, garment cutting for ladies garments. 72 pages with patterns and method of drafting. Incomplete, page 63 and 64 are missing. More detailed and more "French" than Thornton.

Book donated by Antiquariaat de Salamander, scanned by Willem Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Transferred to Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2017-10-07.

Fashion: Brussels, 1894 garment cutting for ladiesí clothing

H-AB007

N

HA10

Sewing

RMT-HA07

Fashion

AB

BE is onbekend
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Needlecraft Vol. X, No. 2, October 1918.

Devoted to Home Dressmaking, Home Millinery, Fancy Work and Household Decoration

Augusta, Maine: Needlecraft Publishing, 1918, 26 pgs [some advertising pages omitted].

Wartime era patterns, baking recipes, and general needlework advice: crocheted runner and doily, edgings, hot-dish mats, filet crochet patterns , embroidered doilies, knitted bedspread, knitted bag, crocheted filet spider yoke, fashion pages, and many ads, including needlework tools and supplies.

Scans donated by J.B. Rupp, edited Judith Adele

6-JR001

N

6

Crochet

Filet Crochet

Knitting

Sewing

JR

United States
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Nicoll, Maud Churchill,

Knitting and Sewing,

How to Make Seventy Useful Articles for Men in the Army and Navy,

New York, George H. Doran Company, 1918, 206 pgs.

Military and working menís clothing and kit items. Knitted clothing, sewn leather and heavy fabric clothing, bags and belts, crocheted and knitted neckties.

Scans donated by Digital Archive, reedited Judith Adele.

Fashion: New York 1918 military and working menís clothing

6-DA005

N

6

Fashion

Crochet

Knitting

Sewing

DA

United States
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Picken, Mary Brooks

The One Hour Dress

21 New Designs with Complete Instructions for Making

Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences Inc.

A smart, up-to-the-minute dress cut out, completely made, all ready to put on within an hour! The author of this leaflet demonstrated that this was possible. A famous booklet on how to make a simple dress in many variations.

Scanned and edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Book transferred to the Rijksmuseum Research Library, 2017-09-22

Fashion: Scranton 1925 dress patterns

H-SW007

P

HA22

Sewing

RMT-H922

Fashion

SW

United States
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Stone, Clara A.

Practical Needlework Quilt Patterns

Collection of 180 classic blocks for pieced (patchwork) quilt tops. No instructions for cutting, assembly, or piecing.

Scans donated by Hope Wright, edited by Judith Adele.

B-HW002

S

C817

Sewing

HW

United States
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Thornton, J.P.

The Sectional System of Gentlemen's Garment Cutting

comprising Coats, Vests, Breeches, Trousers, &c. Price Twenty-Five Shillings.

Minister & Co., Limited, 46, Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street, London, W.

Extensive description of gentlemen's clothes patterns around the turn of the 20th Century.

Scans donated by Peter Ketels, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

Fashion: London 1894 extensive menís tailoring, including historical and military

F-PK001

T

FB04

Sewing

RMT-H407

Fashion

PK

United States
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Max Tilke

Osteuropaische Volkstrachten

in Schnitt und Farbe

Verlag Ernst Wasmuth A.G. Berlin

Major work about East European costumes. 96 plates and 35 pages descriptions.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

G-YS001

T

G504

Sewing

Dressmaking

RMT-H407

YS

German
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Supplement Tres Parisien

nr 7

ca. 1932

Fashion plates, articles and a couple of wonderful art deco ads. Toward the back: An excellent drawing of fashion silouhettes and detail of that year. Cover missing.

Scans donated by Christine de Backer, edited by Judith Adele.

F-WM115

T

I8310

Fashion

Sewing

CB

France
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The Workbasket Vol. 2 No. 9

Home and Needlecraft for Pleasure and Profit Ideas for the Bazaar, the Home, Gifts and Sparetime Moneymakers - with Many Inexpensive, Easily Made Articles that find a Ready Sale

The Workbasket Magazine

8 pages. Sewing: Candlewick Coat. Quilting: Star Flower. Crochet: Glove with lace cuffs, cap, two purse designs. Knitting: cap.

Scans donated by M. Leigh Martin, edited by Sytske Wijnsma. Published with permission of F+W Media.

H-ML022

W

IB019

Knitting

Crochet

Quilting

Sewing

purse

ML

United States

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