Did you know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has a large online photo archive of their collection?
Neither did I until recently, since it's impossible to find from their home page!
I've found the back door to it, and sleuthed out a great many other museums with online costume collections!
You sent in some tough questions this month! Thanks for keeping us on our toes, and keep 'em coming!
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The HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History) online library is devoted to books and journals published in the field on home economics.
It has a large variety of books on many different subjects, and I'll teach you how to get the most out of this valuable resource! I also share some of the books that caught my attention and a few favorite quotes.
As a seamstress, you may be happy to tackle just about any type of garment, but the thought of tailoring probably makes you feel a little faint and a lot intimidated.
Here are Cathy Hay's three favourite tailoring books that'll take away the mystery and show you the way, step by step, to beautifully tailored clothes both for you and for the gentleman in your life.