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It was a long step from the first primitive "dressmaker's guide" to today's scientifically designed and cut paper dress-pattern. In the 13th century when a French tailor made patterns from thin wood his invention was successfully resisted by the Tailors Guild for more than one hundred years.
"Farm and home - Fashionable dressing is easy for home dressmaker,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 6
, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol6/iss4/8