Over the past couple of years I've been on the lookout for vintage sewing books -and I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on some wonderful ones.
The thing I love about them is not just the sewing knowledge they hold and promise to impart but the wonderful vintage world of language and image.
The books I have span from the 1920s to the 1980s and while a lot of what they say may be fundamentally the same, the way in which they say it is very indicative of their particular time.
The images and illustrations of each are also very distinctly of their time and -to me- endlessly fascinating.
I love to browse vintage sewing books and their contents online when someone kindly shares pictures and opinions on their own copies of these vintage gems. So I decided to add some posts of my own with the hope that others may find it as interesting -and as educational - as I do to look through these slices of sewing and fashion history.
I've started photographing them and hopefully I'll be posting some reviews regularly on this blog.
If anyone has any old sewing books that they do not need or want any longer and are interested in exchanging them, swapping them or otherwise getting rid of them, I'd love to hear from you.