In a previous post, I told how I used to look at an old volume from the 1830’s in the library at Cal. Well, I discovered the other day that the old, long-lost volume is online for everyone to see and download! You can find The Workwoman’s Guide on Google Books.
Here’s one of the plates showing the cutting instructions for shirts for men and boys. The measurements are in nails which is an old unit of measure equal to 1/16 of a yard, or 2.25 inches.