This is a digital copy of the beautiful Spring & Summer 1923
publication "Fashion Service" published quarterly by the Woman's
Institute. This issue is particularly exciting, as it shows the further
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 53 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
One Piece Dress and Variations
(You can use our straight line dress pattern to make these dresses!)
Blouse Dresses and Variations
Basque Dress and Variations
Tiered Skirt Dress and Variations
Draped Dress and Variations
Slenderizing Styles and Variations
Costume Suit and Variations
Coats and Wraps
Home (House) Dresses and Variations
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.