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The Master Designer - How to Make and Mend Trousers, Vests and Coats. 1947 ed

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#1 Sator



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Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:14 AM

Section 1 Index, introduction to stitching


Section 2 Repairs and pressing


Section 3 Re-lining, re-pocketing and re-collaring


Section 4 Trousers


Section 5 Waistcoats/Vests


Section 6 Coats


Section 7 Body Coats


Section 8 Alterations


Thank you very much TT for sharing this book with us!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Thank you!
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:08 AM

Hello Sir,

I want to thank you for scanning information from, The Master Disigner, 1947.

This is the very first reference book that I had when I began my interest in the tailoring field.

My copy of this book was found missing after cleanup following hurricane damage to my roof, in which I lost much of my reference materials, notes, etc..

The alterations, stitching and pockets sections were very useful to me when I started out as a beginner in the trade in 1976.

I found the directions and notes were clear enough for me to understand when explaining the more commonly found questions for a beginner.

Though it is a bit outdated, tailoring reference materials were difficult and scarce to locate in my area during the mid 70's.

I feel I am welcoming an old lost friend while viewing this scan.

Thank you and Kerry in another post, for taking time to scan this book for the forum members.

This forum has been a treasure chest of information.

Kind regards

Jeffrey 2117
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#4 Henry Hall

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:17 AM

Oh dear the image links are all dead!  :Cry:

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 12:06 AM

A very BIG Thank you to all contributor for this knowledge to be available here.

I learn so much from this scans and it helped me understand more about repairing and alteration of the garments.


Really appreciate it!  :hyper:

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 05:33 PM

 I love the posting! The Mend Trousers are perfect for what I need.

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