Yesterday I was delighted to get an email from Lois Porter (Mueller) of Wooden Porch Books. I don’t expect that many of you know her but she ran a mail-order business selling unique and vintage pattern making and sewing books. She also sold vintage books on costumes, hats, shoes, you name it and at very reasonable prices. I’d heard that she’d retired so I couldn’t find her -until yesterday. I’m glad I have a blog, that’s how she found me. I’m still waiting to hear back from her but it seems she may have some books to sell. Specifically, she mentioned the Simons book, Designing Men’s and Young Men’s Overcoats copyright 1931. I love this book. I mentioned it in my book on pg 168 in reference to the correct shaping of armholes. The long and short of it is, she has some of these books available if you want one. I do know that these are brand new (although printed in 1931) so their condition is impeccable. I don’t know what she wants for them but I remember the price as being very modest. There’s a 1916 edition of this on Amazon but that one only has 47 pgs. This edition (1931) has 307 pgs. I’ll keep you posted once I hear back from her.