This is a digital copy of the Fall & Winter 1920-21 publication "Fashion Service" published quarterly by the Woman's Institute. This was the very first edition of Fashion Service ever published by the Woman's Institute and includes a note from Director Mary Brooks Picken about the birth of the publication!
This is an incredibly hard to find book that features stunning fashions from the early 1920's period, and several articles on how to sew the dresses featured. There are no actual sewing patterns included but there are several descriptive tutorials and diagrams that one could copy with great results. An experienced seamstress would be able to take the instruction given and tailor the dresses pictured.
The book is 47 pages of articles, lovely drawings, instruction and embellishment lessons for sewing beautiful clothing.
Articles by Mary Brooks Picken
Illustrations by Alice Seipp
One Piece Coat Dress and Variations
Tuxedo Scarf Dress and Variations
Long Waisted Dress and Variations
Kimono Waistline Dress and Variations
Long Tunic Dress and Variations
Waist-line Dress and Variations
Straight-Line Dress and Variations
Kimono Panel-Effect Dress and Variations
Overblouse Dress and Variations Including Evening Dresses
Deep Collar Coat and Variations
Coats and Suits
Wraps or Capes
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Digital Reproduction - Copyright Mrs. Depew Vintage, 2016. All Rights Reserved.