In this blog, I’ll share some wonderful library experiences with you. In the future, I’ll talk about my personal collection and later about some books now available on line.
By the way, if you would enjoy watching Museum Director Karin Bohleke restoring this garment, follow her on Facebook.
The NYPL owns some wonderful tailoring books from the first part of the 19th century. The top plate is from Manuel de Tailleur, 1833. The pattern on the right from The Tailor’s Preceptor of 1830 is full size. It was in very fragile condition and I was allowed to photo it (no tripod), but if I had suggested tracing it, I would have been chased from the building.