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I promised a list of the books on garment cutting brought in already for the workshops Auckland Libraries​ (Waitakere Central Library Henderson​)

These are some of my favourites


Guide to dressmaking

by J. Henry Symonds, , 1876

https://archive.org/details/guidetodressmaki00symo

(full illustratiosn for stitches and trimmings)


The science and geometry of dress

by Mrs. Louisa L. Jackson, 1876

https://archive.org/details/sciencegeometryo02jack


Ladies’ cutting made easy

Thomas Hiram Holding,1885

https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/Ladies_cutting_made_easy.html?id=GC8BAAAAQAAJ&redir_esc=y

(lots of variations on dresses very clear illustrations, diagrams take a bit of care)


A Concise Treatise on Ladies and Misses’ Tight-fitting Garments:

by M. Kaempfer, 1886 (Moschcowitz Brothers)

https://books.google.co.nz/books/about/A_Concise_Treatise_on_Ladies_and_Misses.html?id=Tqimbul_qxkC&redir_esc=y

(This is mostly of the Princess Dress style- this iwll be covered in the bodice workshop as they rely on a good bodice foundation)


Directions for cutting garments with the Davis improved square

by Myra A. Davis, 1888

https://archive.org/details/directionsforcut00davi


The national garment cutter book of diagrams.

by Goldsberry & Doran, 1888

https://archive.org/details/nationalgarment00gold

(Chock full of very easy to follow diagrams- these look modern!)


Instruction on Leola M. Head’s self teaching system of cutting ..

by Leola M. Head, 1889

https://archive.org/details/instructiononleo00head


Instruction book of Bisbee’s American tailor system of dress cutting

by F.S. Bisbee,1895

https://archive.org/details/instructionbooko00bisb


Casneau’s guide for artistic dress cutting and making

by Mrs. Alice A. Casneau, 1895

https://archive.org/details/casneausguidefor00casn

Very long book with photogravure polates of the garment in progress. It makes it very simple to understand the various engraved diagrams.)


The Kintzel dress cutting system, 1896

by A. G. Kintzel,1896

https://archive.org/details/kintzeldresscutt00kint

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