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Brooks Picken, Mary. Tailored Buttonholes and Buttons, Tailored Seams and Plackets, Tailored Skirts, Tailored Pockets, Miscellaneous Garments, Tailored Suits,    Coats, and Capes. Scranton, PA: Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, 1923.

De Nyse Conover, Isabel. A Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons, Lesson I. New York: E.J. Clode, 1922.

Haynes, Christine. “A Guide to Facings.” Seamwork. Colette Media LLC, accessed July 27, 2020.

Horlamus, Terry. “Quick Reference for Cut-and-Spread Pattern Grading.” Threads Magazine. The Taunton Press, Inc., accessed July 18, 2020.

“How to Understitch a Facing.” Threads Magazine. The Taunton Press, Inc., accessed January 14, 2021.         Understitch%20the%20facing,the%20facing%2C%20not%20the%20garment.

Kirsten, Sarah. “How to Sew a Flat Felled Seam and a Double Lapped Seam.” Sarah Kirsten (blog). February 13, 2019.

The Butterick Publishing Company. The New Dressmaker. New York: The Butterick Publishing Company, 1921.

Trex, Ethan. “A Brief History of Men’s Underwear.” Mental Floss. Minute Media, August 5, 2013.

Mora, Melissa. “What is Fabric Grain – Understanding Grainline.” Melly Sews (blog). September 24, 2018.

Ogle Paulson, Sheree. “1920’s Clothing Construction.” The Vintage Dressmaker (blog). January 8, 2011.

Olsen, Maris. “Why Staystitching is Soooo Important.” Blurprint. Sympoz, LLC, accessed July 27, 2020.

Reynolds, Alexandra. “Working with Vintage Patterns.” Threads Magazine. The Taunton Press, Inc., accessed July 17, 2020.

Ruth’s Stitchery. “Buttonhole Bar.” YouTube. May 18, 2017. Video, 2:10.

Weisbart, Erin. “How to Make and Use Tailor’s Tacks.” Tuesday Stitches (blog). January 26, 2017.


Underpants. 1920-1940. Textile. © Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

The Butterick Publishing Company. Buttonhole with Bar at Both Ends. Illustration. The New Dressmaker, 1921. 112. Internet Archive.

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British Library Digitised Image from Page of “A Lyric Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings, and Witches of Shakespeare.”  Illustration. A Lyric Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings, and Witches of Shakespeare. London: J. Wilkie, 1776. The British Library Flickr.

Elijas, Eva. Free public domain digital photograph of fabric. 

Floral Endpaper. 1887. Free public domain scan of illustration.