Draping and Designing with Scissors and Cloth — Instructions and Illustrations for Sewing 29 Vintage 1920s Fashions
This book, at first printed in 1924, is one of six books in the Woman’s Institute’s course in designing, sewing, and embellishing clothing (please see our other listings for additional books in this series). The art of draping is presented here in a series of simple graphic illustrations showing how to take a piece of material and develop it on the figure to make 17 authentic flapper dresses, 10 various kinds of wraps and 7 types of collars. The dresses in this book were designed and prepared by Gisela Bennati, probably the most greatest designers that Europe had given The usa in the 1920s. Each and every dress was once draped on a living model by Ms. Bennati and then sketched in detail by the artist. Each and every step by step illustration is accompanied by descriptive directions that guide the user in the creation of the dress or wrap of your choice. For the dressmaker interested in 1920s fashions, this book is indispensable and to the woman who sews her own vintage clothes, this book brings the skill of the professional and adds a new level to creating distinctive, personal vintage clothes to your wardrobe. An infinite variety of dresses may also be made based on the style you select in addition to fabrics, colors and decorative trims. Sample publication images are shown on this page.
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