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Hi To my fantastic Burdastyle community,
I come across a cool new fashion student site last week, that has links to various free pdf downloads or read on line vintage pattern drafting, sewing, dressmaking, lace making and millinery books. My own personal little gem find was a vintage sewing machine embroidery book with some beautiful coloured pics inside. Hope you find this useful. xxx


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    Feb 8, 2010, 04.55 PMby mlssfshn

    They were launched 4 months ago but I can’t find the books your talking about. I do know vintage sewing has books

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    Feb 8, 2010, 06.23 PMby misssylver

    I love you guys, you just know so much!

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    Feb 8, 2010, 06.52 PMby missoceanpink

    Here is a more direct link to the free downloads. once your at the book site you can also search for other books, videos or mp3s. Its a treasure chest of vintage historic resources. Enjoy. xxx

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    Feb 12, 2010, 04.55 PMby maatranut

    Hi. I think is too much interesting that you find MissOceanPink, but I have a small problem…. my english is´t very well. I try to translator to spanish but Google at middle can´t make it. You know if is posible find that books somewhere in spanish? Thank you!

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      Feb 14, 2010, 03.14 PMby missoceanpink

      Hi Maatranut, I had a look at the book site but could not find any books in spanish. maybe you could try to google (spanish online book archives ). Sorry that I could not be of more help to you. xxx

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    Feb 12, 2010, 06.42 PMby sewing-sue

    thanks for the link :)

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    Feb 14, 2010, 03.31 AMby nehmah

    link to goodies I hope this link works. I “collect” old drafting books online. I will re-post the link later, Thanks for sharing. Cordially, nehmah For future reference use the Internet Archive link they have posted. N
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    Feb 14, 2010, 03.53 AMby nehmah

    AT: link to tailoring you will find many books that illustrate drafting both men and women’s garments. Enjoy, but save to a CD unless you posses terabytes of storage. Nehmah Sorry, but I couldn’t link to the exact pages, however, if you enter “Tailoring” and “all media types” you should find them. N

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      Apr 4, 2010, 02.46 PMby bohemiannow

      Hi! How do you download the books? Let’s say I’ve found a book or text I want to have. I can see under it’s name how many times it’s been downloaded. So I open the page of the book and I dont see any download button anywhere… what do I do?

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    Feb 15, 2010, 02.02 PMby maatranut

    MissOceanPink thank you very much! I have long been searching the net and I need to understand how the pattern …

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    Mar 29, 2010, 09.39 PMby patti-r

    Thank you for the site and information I have bookmarked them also.

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    Apr 4, 2010, 11.20 PMby nehmah

    TO: Bohemiannow, At the Archive’s home page, click on “TEXT”; enter “tailoring” in the Search box. When the list of books is showing, click on a title. The next page should show a picture of the front cover and some random pages. A list of the ways you can down load will be under the picture. I use “B/W PDF” for a complete but smaller download to my disk or hard drive. If you have any problems, post to my wall or here and I will try to answer. Cordially, Nehmah

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      Apr 9, 2010, 07.11 AMby bohemiannow

      It worked! Thanks a lot!

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    Sep 27, 2011, 02.21 AMby peach

    Did the site move?

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.53 PMby kathleenfasanella

    Annie took it down temporarily, she’s been experiencing many challenges for awhile now. I should call her, she’s a neat gal with lots of generous and positive energy.

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