Drafting and Pattern Designing (1924)

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This is an e-book version of the very comprehensive 154 page book "Drafting and Designing" by the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences.


The book is one of half a dozen originally published as a mail order dressmaker's course in 1924. It includes illustrated instructions for measuring the figure, drafting a pattern to paper, and how to do it all accurately and quickly.
Instructions include how to Draft dresses, blouses, skirts, lingerie, bonnets and caps, children and baby clothes, men's shirts, several types of collars and sleeves and quite a bit more.
The full contents are shown below.

Drafting and Pattern Designing 1
Drafting and Pattern Designing 2


This book is designed for the beginner and even explains basic fractional measuring skills.

drafting and designing photos


The book shows illustrations of using a Picken Square (a modified tailor's square with built in curves originally sold with the coursework) but a regular tailor's square will suffice.


This book is just what you need to make dress sloper patterns that will always fit perfectly!

This is a much more advanced and comprehensive version of the Sewing Pattern Drafting book also available in our shop.

This book is composed of 5 large pdf files - downloading with a mobile device might be a bit difficult.


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