GOD I cannot wait to get into the seamstress section of Art of the Tailor. I found a thing in the Encyclopédie Méthodique: Manufactures, Arts et Métiers, Volume 1 on GBooks that goes over all the types of women's gowns and such, and I was going to translate it as a break because it's interesting - but then I looked at the beginning and the writing style reminded me a lot of Garsault, so I think it's taken from L'Art du Tailleur. And now I've found Tailleur in Vol 2 and it doesn't look like it's extracted
, but it's very definitely based on
, so it probably makes more sense not to bother.
Also, last night I came across a very definite reference to using paper patterns in tailoring and I'm eager to see if seamstresses used them as well.This is just to remind you, due to the Tumblrizing of LJ, that I'm using Dreamwidth! The original post is here: http://chocolatepot.dreamwidth.org/656244.html - comment wherever you please.