This is a digital copy of the beautiful Spring & Summer 1922
publication "Fashion Service" published quarterly by the Woman's
Institute. This issue is particularly exciting, as it shows the early
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 59 pages of articles, lovely drawings, instruction and embellishment lessons for sewing beautiful clothing.
Articles by Mary Brooks Picken and Awilda Fellows
Millinery Instruction by Mary Mahon
Illustrations by Alice Seipp
Chemise Dresses and Variations
Blouse Dress and Variations
Three-Piece Costume and Variations
Draped Dress and Variations
Basque Dress and Variations
Raglan Tuxedo Suit and Variations
Coats and Capes
Slenderizing Styles and Variations
Home (House) Dresses and Variations
Costume Suit and Variations
Blouses and Skirts
Tiny Tot Styles
Embellishment Techniques for Models Pictured
and even a copy of a hand-written letter from Mary Brooks Picken herself!
Printing 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.