This is a digital copy of the Spring & Summer 1921 publication "Fashion Service" published quarterly by the Woman's Institute. This issue is particularly exciting, as it shows the first signs of hemlines rising into the flapper length that we know so well.
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 52 pages of articles, lovely drawings, instruction and embellishment lessons for sewing beautiful clothing.
Articles by Mary Brooks Picken and Awilda Fellows
Illustrations by Alice Seipp
Straight Line Dress and Variations
Blouse Dresses and Variations
Bloused Sash Dress and Variations
Tunic Dress and Variations
Waistline Dress and Variations
One Piece Dress and Variations
Basque Dress For Bridal and Bridesmaids
Basque Dress Variations
Full Skirt Dresses and Variations
Circular Skirt Dress and Variations
Directoire Dress and Variations
Suits and Wraps
Embellishment Techniques for Models Pictured.
a PDF is easy. Just open, hit print, and make sure that your printer
scale is set to 100% (this should be the default setting in most cases).
Digital Reproduction - Copyright Mrs. Depew Vintage, 2015. All Rights Reserved.