Free Downloadable Vintage Sewing Guide (Date unknown)
Creative Sewing: Techniques of advanced clothing construction
Prepared by Dorothy L. Barrier, Extension Clothing Specialist
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Available at URL: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00000337/00001/1x
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This PDF file is from the University of Florida Digital Collections, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Note: I cannot clearly date when this guide was written but there is a look to the illustrations and graphics that remind me of the late 1950s-early 1960s. Some of the techniques also appear in “Couture Sewing Techniques” by Claire Shaeffer, such as the one for eliminating bulky seamlines on a sleeveless bodice armhole facing.
The guide is 10 pages consisting of line drawings with conscise and clear instructions. I would recommend this for someone who is at the intermediate – beginning advanced level of sewing.