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#1 Sator

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:28 PM

From Lucile Milani, Tailoring the Easy Way, 1976:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

Thanks Sator, I have never seen anything as concise either. What book is it from?

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:46 PM

It's from Samuel Heath's book:

http://www.cutterand...php?showtopic=6
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 09:27 PM

Thanks for this!
Causam cedare non habet eo

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 01:09 AM

As elegant an explanation as I have seen, especially of the eye of the buttonhole. Thanks.

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 11:58 PM

Due to the popularity of this subject, I thought I would try to dig up a bit more published literature on making buttonholes. I am afraid after Heath, it only goes downhill.

Firstly, this comes from the Time Life book "Basic Tailoring":

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From the appendix:

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Bar tacks (page 101):

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:19 AM

The next section comes from the home sewing queen, Adele Margolis and her book The Complete Book of Tailoring:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:32 AM

Next comes the Whife era version of the book The Art of Garment Making:

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"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:23 AM

This next book is one on basic dressmaking published in 1928:

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"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:47 AM

From Practical Work of Dressmaking and Tailoring, by M. Prince Brown, London 1902:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:11 AM

From Lucile Milani, Tailoring the Easy Way, 1976:

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 12:12 AM

As the section was so substantial, I decided to start a new thread for the follow chapter from a 1951 book by Bonnie Goodman:

http://www.cutterand...p?showtopic=976
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:42 AM

For the following booklet from 1916, I have started a new thread because of its size:

http://www.cutterand...p?showtopic=994
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"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 03:19 AM

Might this be pinned, perhaps in the Apprentices' forum?
"The possibilities that exist in the portrayal of personality constitute the strongest, and in fact the only unanswerable argument for the supremacy of Custom Tailoring"

-F.T. Croonborg, c. 1917

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:39 PM

^ Done!

I have more stuff to share in the meantime. This comes from a tiny 1960 booklet called How to Make Buttonholes:

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"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

Just to consolidate threads for future reference, I thought I would post a link to TT's post here as well:

http://www.cutterand...?showtopic=1018
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"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:15 PM

Poulin on making buttonholes:

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"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:49 PM

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Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): "Tradition ist die Weitergabe des Feuers und nicht die Anbetung der Asche."

"Tradition is about passing on the flame, and not the worshipping of ashes"




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