Jami sent a link to The Perfect Nose blog which regularly offers free downloadable books. These books were published in the 40’s and 50’s and their copyrights weren’t renewed, therefore making them public domain. She’s generous enough to scan them, crop and edit them so we can all enjoy those books.

This week she uploaded Dress Design Draping and Flat Pattern Making by Marion S. Hillhouse and Evelyn A. Mansfield. This book (340 pages) was first published in 1948, but is still very good. The process of pattern making has not changed, it is the fabrics that have changed. Read more about the book here, the download link is at the bottom of the page.

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Other books (“Friday freebie”) offered by The Perfect Nose:



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