60s Little Dictionary of Fabric Terms and Guide to Sewing with Plaids and Stripes By Simplicity Patterns, PDF Digital Download

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Simplicity's Little Dictionary of Fabric Terms (4 pages, colour and black/white, text and diagrams, digital download)

Every fabric has a personality all its own - and, with such a wide variety of fabrics now available for home sewing and the ready-to-wear fashions, it pays to know as much as possible about each one. This is a short introduction to some of the more user friendly fabrics.


Simplicity's Guide to Plaids and Stripes: How to cut, how to match, how to sew. (8 pages, colour, text and diagrams, digital download)

A comprehensive guide to using plaids and striped fabrics including tracing, marking construction details, slip-basting, using all of the different unbalanced plaids, dealing with areas that cannot be matched, raglan sleeves, yokes, kimono sleeves, set in sleeves, collars and cuffs, slacks and shorts, lapels, success with stripes, secrets of chevrons in plaids and stripes.


Simplicity's Highlights of Costume History (4 pages, black/white and one colour, text and diagrams, digital download)

This brief resume covers only some of the more outstanding influences that have distinguished costume (clothing) through the ages and affect that of the present day.


These vintage Simplicity booklets have been carefully preserved in digital PDF format. You can download one or all three. Perfect for increasing your own knowledge about fabric terminology, how to sew using plaid or striped fabric and a brief history of fashion.