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Draping and Designing with Scissors and Cloth -- Instructions and Illustrations for Sewing 29 Vintage 1920s Fashions Paperback – 2008

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This book, originally 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 different types of wraps and 7 types of collars. The dresses in this book were designed and prepared by Gisela Bennati, one of the greatest designers that Europe had given America in the 1920s. Each dress was draped on a living model by Ms. Bennati and then sketched in detail by the artist. Each 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 can be made based on the style you choose as well as fabrics, colors and decorative trims. Sample publication images are shown on this page.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 55 pages
  • Publisher: Bramcost Publications (2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1934268674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934268674
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen Hummel Kinsley on April 23, 2015
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This book is FANTASTIC. The line drawings and step-by-step instructions show how the home sewer in 1924 could create fashionable styles at home. The book underscores the variety of detail that can be incorporated into tubular style dress/coat. This is an excellent resource for costume designers looking for 1920s inspiration. This book is a keeper in my personal costume design library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Teresa Yenque on April 6, 2014
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What a great book. So small but with so much and simple, information that make it look so easy to to and to understand. Thanks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By reens on September 10, 2013
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Great little book; fast shipping.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By candee on October 18, 2014
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4 of 15 people found the following review helpful By anachampel on September 14, 2010
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This book arrived in very good condition, the packaging was ok (I live in Spain). I love the explanations inside :)
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