Dressmaking and Tailoring Books

Morgan, Fay: Clothes Without Patterns (6802)

Mills & Boon reprint 1980
4to paperback 160pp VG++ 440 gms
(Order reference 6802).

Clothes Without Patterns is a book that will pay for itself over and over again, for not only does it save on the cost of commercial paper patterns, but its layouts make a most economical use of fabric.

The clothes described are elegant and graceful, in today's free-and-easy idiom, and are based on simple shapes - squares, rectangles, triangles and circles. Alternative layouts are given for different widths of material, and some of the styles are suitable for men and children as well as women. The stitches and sewing techniques required are of the simplest, and are summarised in a "reminder" chapter at the end of the book.