Today I thought it would be fun to share some of the new books I ordered from eBay. If you like to use old papers on your cards, layouts, and/or art journaling pages, these books may just be what you are looking for! Here are the titles of the 3 books I purchased:
*Butterick's 1892 Metropolitan Fashions
*Metropolitan Fashions of the 1880's
*Jordan, Marsh Illustrated Catalog of 1891
And here is a small sampling of what the books look like inside:
The first photo shows images from the fashion books, and the second image is from the Jordon, Marsh Catalog. It contains more ads and lots of fun things to look at! I got these 3 books for about $14. :)
Now these books are too awesome to tear them all up, so I am going to save one of them for my bookshelf. They are such a hoot to read. The fashion books actually contain the text from the back of each Butterick pattern. They say things like:
"The pattern is in 10 sizes for ladies from 28 to 46 inches. To make the garment for a lady of medium size will require 5 1/4 yards of material 27 inches wide."
I am still trying to figure out what a "lady of medium size" would be. I just love stuff like this, and what a great way to bring fun to your creations!
I hope you have enjoyed today's tip, and remember, to see all of my previous Tuesdays Tips, please see this link list here. Also, I will have 3 posts for you on Thursday so be sure to stop by. Lots of different and good things happening! Happy Tuesday!