Our book selection may be small but each of these books is a great investment.  

One book that's becoming a "text book" at many colleges and high schools across North America is "The Basics of Corset Building", the sole focus of this book is to illustrate different construction techniques for building corsets. It covers all the bases and is designed for someone who has some sewing knowledge but has never built a corset. 



Laundry - The Whys and Hows Of Cleaning Clothes

The title basically says it all; how to clean clothes now and in the past. Care labels, chemicals and cleaning tips for antique linens are just a few of the bits of information.



The Art of the Tailor

Close to 500 pages of information for anyone interested in tailoring; history, techniques, patterns, taking measurements and much more. This book looks at shirts, ties, collars, trousers, waistcoats, jackets and uniforms and even some women's wear. No doubt you will find information that you had not previously known.



The Basics of Corset Building - St. Martins Press Edition

A Handbook for Beginners by Linda Sparks

A new look for the original book, same great information under a new cover as Linda's book is now published by St. Martins press. Order here or ask at your favorite bookstore.

Learn the basics of corset building as taught by an expert. A step by step guide for beginners which covers everything from tools, fabrics and bones to creating a fashion corset - even if you have never made a corset before. Linda discusses commercially available patterns, making alterations and several approaches to making a corset alterable and non-alterable.


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