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I recently found this old textbook that I've been searching for for years. It's a book on Pattern Drafting & Grading from Fashion Design School. It's from 1977, but the designs are decades older as you can tell. I was sad thinking it was gone forever mg

Another tutorial on making your own pattern... these are great because you can add to these, take away, make longer (to be a dress) just become imaginative!

How to draft a bodice pattern using your child's measurements

A very detailed tutorial on making a tee-shirt pattern from your own measurements (so no sacrificing a favorite shirt!)

Drafting a pattern for a cowl neck shirt - CLOTHING

Tutorial on how to draft a culottes pattern. A tutorial on how to make any shorts pattern with an "elastic waist" into a culottes pattern. Child size 3T great for little girls.

softie patterns gosh the whale is gorgeous (great idea to make for the bubs at mums group, in my "spare time")

Pretty Crochet Flowers: think the pattern is the centre of the Sunburst flower

when I become a fabulously talented knitter. or even decent. ;)

This goes back to the days of women wearing dresses...NO slacks...wringer washing machines, no electric dryers, and very little money for things like dry cleaning. You did not have very many clothes and what you had you tried to keep clean....washing was only done once a week...