Paperback, 39 pgs. In 1855 an anonymous Lady published a small book of instructions for making shoes at home - "Every Lady her own Shoemaker or, A Complete Self-Instructor in The Art of Making Gaiters and Shoes". Her patterns are for shoes, for ankle-high gaiters with fabric uppers, leather soles, leather heels and toe-caps, for Congress gaiters with an elastic gore instead of a laced opening, and also for a man's slippers. This facsimile copy includes 6 pull out diagrams.
Posted by Lori on 5th Mar 2017
The product arrived sooner then expected, was in good condition, and was all that I'd hoped it to be.
Posted by Gillian Taylor on 22nd Mar 2014
I was so glad to find this - a website recommended it, and I bought it to help me make my own side-laced 1840s boots. It's a fabulous resource for the historian as well as the maker (I'm both), and the fold out patterns are a huge help.