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Modern Dressmaking: Ribbon Trimmings & Flowers

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally published in 1916!

Why Buy Just One?

Receive a 50% s/h discount on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced!

Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of the original "Modern Dressmaking: Ribbon Trimmings and Flowers"!

This HISTORIC item contains instructions, diagrams, designs & instructional fundamentals for creating a variety of classic garment, dress, millinery or hat ribbons trimmings and flower styles. There are many designs & step-by-step instructions included! There are illustrations for creating your trimmings for classic, ultra-feminine, lacy, & beribboned dresses, hats and home decorations! (Original is NOT for sale)

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!

Producing the best CD & Spiral Bound Book Republications for you since 1999!

A recent auction for an original copy of this scarce item went for well over $70! By purchasing Dakota Prairie Treasure's high quality Spiral Bound Book Republication at a reasonable cost you would have just that much more left in your budget for the ribbon goods for your millinery endeavors!

Our customers say:

"Very cool find! Thanks for sharing this with all of us! Fast shipping!"

An excerpt:

"...when a gown is finished, difficulty is seldom encountered in deciding how to strengthen or enhance it by means of ribbon ornaments or trimmings of certain colors or combinations of colors. Thus, a rose, a rosette, or a bow at the waist line, a tiny bud at the shoulder, or a little narrow strip of attractively finished ribbon tastefully arranged around the neck will oftentimes add a smartness to a frock that is difficult to obtain in any other way... Bows for little girls' dresses, for sashes, and for the hair are practically a necessity. For example, there is nothing prettier to behold than a dainty frock neatly made and trimmed with attractive bows of delicate pink, orchid, or blue. Many times a soft yellow or cream is used for such purposes... Lingerie garments, likewise, offer great possibilities for the use of ribbon trimmings. Seldom is an elaborate night dress, corset cover, or petticoat made without ribbon placed somewhere upon it... "

The antique and vintage ribbons, threads, fabrics, tools, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a near by fabric, craft or hobby store…



Designation of Widths

Sizes No. 1 to No. 100

Uses of Ribbons

Flat Ribbon Trimmings

Ruffled and Plaited Ribbons

Ribbon Gathered in the Middle

Ribbon Gathered Along One Edge

Ribbon Gathered Zigzag

Single Knife-Plaited Ribbon

Double Knife-plaited Ribbon

Single Box Plaiting

Double Box Plaiting

Triple Box Plaiting

Ribbon Petals and Beading

Ribbon Petals

Sewing Petals on a Band


Ribbon Bows


Bows Made without Needle and Thread

Girdle Bow

Tied Bows

Bows Made with Needle and Thread

Pump Bow

Rose Bow

Full-Blown Ribbon Bow

Zigzag Bow

Bat-Wing Bow

Show-All Bow

Moth, or Butterfly, Bow

Ribbon Rosettes and Flowers


Camera Rosette

Pinwheel Rosette

Turbine Rosette

Petal-and-Ruffle Rosette

Ribbon Flowers and Fruits

Cabochon Foundations

Ribbon Grapes

Ribbon Daisies

Ribbon Chrysanthemum

Full-Blown Rose


Wild Rose

Rapid Rose

Tiny Roses

Ribbon Violets

Corsage Bouquet


Dahlias and Sunflowers

Now time to have some creative fun!

What will you make first with this information?

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needleworker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication™ has so many more advantages over the original book.

What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications™?

* Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper.

* Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do.

* Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects.

* Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy.

* Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper!

* These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing!

* You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian pattern book finds with family and friends!

You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come...

Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions for many other unique needlework Spiral Bound Book, Cd and Single Pattern Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!

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