I have another pretty little book to share with you. This book from 1928 is Dressmaking Made Easy, published by McCall.
My favorite thing about this book is definitely the hand drawn illustrations. Not just those lithe 1920s ladies with their long hands elegantly stitching clothes together. But even the technical drawings have a sort of handmade wonkiness that is utterly beautiful to me. I want to frame them.
And check out that cutting table! Lucky lady.
It’s amazing how much information they could fit into books in those days. Today, I think we all expect mountains of clear and beautiful photographs. But the density and simplicity of vintage books like this really does have its benefits, don’t you think?
You can pick up this small and lovely book on Amazon for pretty cheap.