Pressing aids from the UK
Different shaped tailor’s hams from my supplier in The Netherlands
Some of you asked for information about where to look for the press buck ( persbok)
To my knowledge this rectangle one is a Dutch design, made for a tailoring course at a fashion school, I never saw this rectangle shape outside The Netherlands.
And I was lucky to find one at a Dutch Auction site.
If you are interested in buying one, let me know and I can look around to see if I can find another one.
Press bucks and tailoring hams are used by tailors and dressmakers and are available in different shapes and have different pressing features, like you can see from these German tailor suppliers, the press bucks from schlemming.de are velvet covered . Like this one.
The bucks from k-m-versand are covered with linen.
ebay has an auction for a bügelblock covered with linen right now
I could not find any information about ordering from outside Germany, but it will give you an idea what kind of bucks are used in tailoring and dressmaking.
At the famous vintagesewinginfo website you can find lots of info for pressing like pressing needs for pressing ,
Pressing techniques can be found in a lot of vintage tailoring/ dressmaking books .
A pattern for making different kinds of pressing hams and a ham holder can be bought from fiber-images.com