Haslam System of Dresscutting — Vintage Pattern Making for 1940s Fashions (Spring and Summer — Book of Draftings No…
Firstly published in the 1940s, Haslam’s Book of Draftings No. 14 from the 1940s series incorporates more than 20 draftings for creating authentic vintage garments including: 12 dresses, 5 summer suits, 5 coats, pleated skirt. The Haslam System consists of three major components needed to complete any of the beautiful vintage patterns: (1) Books of Draftings, (2) Foundation Drafting Book and (3) Haslam Chart. The 1940s-1950s Books of Draftings require using a separate Foundation Drafting Book containing the foundation drafting instructions that are the base for all Haslam designs. IMPORTANT: You probably have a Haslam Chart (very similar to a dressmaking/tailor’s square) or the Foundation Drafting Book, you only need this book to create the patterns for the fashions shown. If you don’t have a Haslam Chart or Foundation Drafting Book, Bramcost Publications has published a book titled “Haslam System of Dresscutting — Vintage Pattern Making for 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s Fashions (Haslam Chart and Foundation Draftings)” that incorporates the other Haslam System components needed to create the fashions. The use of 14 body measurements, you first create your foundation pattern The use of the instructions in the beginning of the book and the Haslam Chart. The foundation pattern is your “base” pattern and is used to create the remainder of your custom-fitted patterns for any of the garments The use of the instructions and diagrams in the book. There are more than 80 Books of Draftings in the Haslam System, with each and every book containing different draftings and fashion styles for pattern making. Sample fashions and illustration images are shown at the top of this page.
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