Dress Design Draping and Flat Pattern Making (1948) Marion S. Hillhouse and Evelyn A. Mansfield.
Practical Dress Design (1954) Mabel D. Erwin.
Fundamentals of Patternmaking for Women’s Apparel Books 1 & 2 (1955) Esther Kaplan Pivnick.
Sewing Made Easy (1950) Mary Lynch.
Designing Dress Patterns 3rd Ed. (1951) Helen Nicol Tanous.
Better Homes & Gardens Sewing Book (1961) Lucille Rivers.
Better Homes & Gardens Tailoring Suits and Coats (1966) Creative Sewing Library.
Coats & Clark's Sewing Book: Newest Methods from A to Z (1967) Coats & Clark Inc.
Simplicity Sewing Book (1969) Simplicity Pattern Co., Inc.
Good & Easy Sewing Book: For you and your family (1972) Joanne Schreiber and Carter Houck. The Betty Crocker Home Library.
Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Sewing (1976) It's an all-around good reference book, more so than any other book in my collection.
Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Needlework (1979) This one covers everything; embroidery (Crewel), needlepoint (Bargello), applique (Reverse), patchwork, quilting, knitting, crochet, lacework (Tatting & Bobbin), macrame and rug making!
Lingerie & Sleepwear: 24 original designs you can make yourself (1981) edited by Jack Angell.
The Vogue Sewing Book* (1982)
Singer Sewing Reference Library:
- Sewing For Style (1985) Singer Sewing Reference Library. Cy DeCosse Incorporated
- Sewing Activewear (1986) Singer Sewing Reference Library. Cy DeCosse Incorporated.
- The Perfect Fit (1987) Singer Sewing Reference Library. Cy DeCosse Incorporated
- Sewing For The Home (1988) Singer Sewing Reference Library. The book covers all types of draperies, more advanced cushions, and bed coverings, including a duvet cover that I made from upholstery fabric.
- Sewing Pants That Fit (1989) Singer Sewing Reference Library. Cy DeCosse Incorporated
Customize Your Sewing Patterns for a Perfect Fit (2001) Mary Morris and Sally McCann - G Street Fabrics. Lark Books.
Fast Fit: Easy Pattern Alterations for Every Figure (2003) Sandra Betzina.
Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe (2006) Wendy Mullin with Eviana Hartman. Cute and stylish designs used to show you how to change and customize a prepared pattern.
S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop: The Complete Step-by-Step Beginner's Guide (2007) Diana Rupp. I actually find this book a more comprehensive beginner guide to sewing than the above Sew U. It gives you a variety of projects with the patterns included.
Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified (2009) Cal Patch. Potter Craft
Built by Wendy Dresses: The Sew U Guide to Making A Girl's Best Frock (2010) Wendy Mullin with Eviana Hartman. Potter Craft.
Patternmaking (2011) Dennic Chunman Lo. Portfolio Skills: Fashion & Textiles. Laurence King Publishing, Ltd
Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns: A Guide to Customizing a Hand-Stitched Alabama Chanin Wardrobe (2015) Natalie Chanin. STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
*Revised edition of The New Vogue sewing book, c 1980.