This is a digital copy of the May 1927 publication "Fashion Service" published monthly by the Woman's Institute.
is an incredibly hard to find book that features stunning fashions from
the 1920's, and several articles on how to sew the dresses featured.
There are no actual sewing patterns for the dresses included but there
are several descriptive tutorials that one could copy with great
An experienced seamstress would be able to take the instructions given and tailor the dresses and lingerie shown.
The book is 36 pages of articles, lovely drawings, instruction and embellishment lessons for sewing beautiful clothing.
Articles by Mary Brooks Picken
Millinery Instruction by Mary Mahon
Illustrations by Alice Seipp
The Favored Mode for Summer
The Bridal Party
Smart Millinery Fashions
Elaborate Modes for Special Occasions
Sport and Afternoon Frocks
and a dozen more articles and dress sewing tutorials. See below:
Digital Reprint: Copyright Mrs. Depew Vintage 2016.