Tailored Skirts - Woman's Institute E-book

Vintage Woman's Institute Sewing Book 1920s Tailored Skirts E-book -INSTANT DOWNLOAD- Original book by Mary Brooks Picken updated by Anna Depew and available at MrsDepew.com.


This beautiful edition of Tailored Skirts by Mary Brooks Picken from 1916-1921 has been digitally restored to its original glory.


The 68-page book is a collection of detailed tailoring tutorials for every facet of skirt-making that you can possibly imagine. It has also been updated to include fashion and sewing pattern illustrations from 1916-1930s original sources.

These lessons are specifically geared at detail-oriented quality sewing techniques and tailoring elements.

Year: printed from 1916-1921 by the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences but applicable to making skirts of any decade, including modern skirts.

The book features beautiful illustrations, photos, pattern and draping suggestions, and detailed, photographed instructions for tailoring skirts, hems, waistbands, linings, seams etc.

CONTENTS

Introduction by Anna Depew

Development of Styles

Materials for Separate Skirts

Skirt Waist Lines

Making a One-Piece Circular Skirt

Material Required for a One-Piece Circular Skirt

Inside Stay Belts

Skirt Facings

Influence of Styles on Finish of Hems

Skirt Braid and Its Application

Stitching as Trimming at Skirt Bottom

Stiffening the Lower Edge of a Skirt

Hangers for Skirts

Making a Six-Gored, Circular, Tailored Wash Skirt

Material Required for Six-Gored, Circular, Tailored Wash Skirt

Making a Plain Six-Gored Skirt 

Making a Six-Gored Inverted Plait Skirt 

Pinking

Making a Six-Gored Box-Plaited Skirt 

Making Eight- and Nine-Gored Skirts 


Difficulty level: Intermediate-Advanced. This is foundation knowledge that one needs to make tailored clothing from ANY era and the information is absolutely timeless. The lessons are just as applicable to modern skirts they ever were.

Each page of this e-book has been scanned in high quality 300 dpi and then digitally cleaned and restored for better viewing.

Please note that there are not any sewing patterns included in the book. There are, however, instructions for draping and altering patterns to get the desired effect.

Vintage Woman's Institute Sewing Book 1920s Tailored Skirts E-book -INSTANT DOWNLOAD- Original book by Mary Brooks Picken updated by Anna Depew and available at MrsDepew.com.
Vintage Woman's Institute Sewing Book 1920s Tailored Skirts E-book -INSTANT DOWNLOAD- Original book by Mary Brooks Picken updated by Anna Depew and available at MrsDepew.com.
Vintage Woman's Institute Sewing Book 1920s Tailored Skirts E-book -INSTANT DOWNLOAD- Original book by Mary Brooks Picken updated by Anna Depew and available at MrsDepew.com.
Vintage Woman's Institute Sewing Book 1920s Tailored Skirts E-book -INSTANT DOWNLOAD- Original book by Mary Brooks Picken updated by Anna Depew and available at MrsDepew.com.
Vintage Woman's Institute Sewing Book 1920s Tailored Skirts E-book -INSTANT DOWNLOAD- Original book by Mary Brooks Picken updated by Anna Depew and available at MrsDepew.com.


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