Books and References

Here's a list of the books and references I use.


Books I Own
The Art of Garment Making
Early Victorian Men 
Handbook of English Costume in the 19th Century 
The Handbook of Practical Cutting on the Centre Point System 1866 By Louis Devere
Shirts & Men's Haberdashery 1840s to 1920s 
The Tailor and Cutter Academy SYSTEMS OF CUTTING All Kinds of Tailor Made Garments by W.D.F. Vincent 1910
The Victorian tailor

Online references
Louis Devere
The Gentleman's Magazine of Fashion and Costumes de Paris et Londres 1878 
The Cutter's monthly journal of London & Paris fashions 1868 
Other authors  
The West-End Gazette of Gentlemen's Fashion 1867
The West-End Gazette of Gentlemen's Fashion 1870  
The Tailor and Cutter and London Art Journal: An Index of Cutting, Fashion and Trade 1890
T.H.Holding 
Coats: how to cut and try them on 1885 
T.D. Humphreys 
The Monthly record of fashion, ed. by T.D. Humphreys: Volume 9 1884 
The Monthly record of fashion, ed. by T.D. Humphreys: Volume 8 1883
The Monthly record of fashion, ed. by T.D. Humphreys: Volume 7 1882
The Weekly record of fashion, and tailor and cutter's guide, ed. by T.D. Humphreys 1882
£20 prize essay on cutting by block patterns. With additions by T.D. Humphreys 1885
A lounger at the clubs
The gentleman's art of dressing with economy, by a lounger at the clubs 1876.  

Books I've borrowed
Tailor and Cutter 1869-1870
A Practical Guide To Making And Decorating All Kinds Of Pockets

Books I've copied
These are books that I believe are public domain and I've copied to make them available for others to use.


The Tailor and Cutter Academy SYSTEMS OF CUTTING All Kinds of Tailor Made Garments 1910 by W.D.F. Vincent 
Published by The John Williamson Company Limited, 
This is one of Vincent’s later works from 1910. This would be great for drafting mens and women’s Edwardian or Great war era clothing. The book has patterns for civilian clothing as well as Military and civil uniforms.
To download:  
The book has been divided into smaller parts, for easier viewing and download. 
SYSTEMS OF CUTTING Part 1
SYSTEMS OF CUTTING Part 2
SYSTEMS OF CUTTING Part 3
SYSTEMS OF CUTTING Part 4
SYSTEMS OF CUTTING Part 5 


A Practical Guide To Making And Decorating All Kinds Of Pockets
Published by The John Williamson Company Limited, 
This is a very detailed guide to making pockets.
All Kinds Of Pockets Part 1
All Kinds Of Pockets Part 2


Machine Sewing or Machine Sewing Compared With Hand Sewing 
Published by The John Williamson Company Limited, 
This book covers the topic of the use of sewing machines in 19th century tailoring. I found this book very interesting to read. The book has some useful information on the construction of mens coats and other garments.
Machine Sewing or Machine Sewing Compared With Hand Sewing


A Beginners First Course In Cutting
Published by The John Williamson Company Limited,
A Beginners First Course In Cutting

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