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Blueprints of fashion : home sewing patterns of the 1940s

Author: Wade Laboissonniere
Publisher: Atglen, PA, USA : Schiffer Publishing, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2 edition, revised 2nd ed. with updated pricesView all editions and formats
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The most popular 1940s styles, from couture to everyday workclothes, ensembles, sportswear, lingerie, and evening dresses, plus toys, needlework, and gifts, are presented here in 550 color photographs of pattern envelopes from companies like Advance, Butterick, Hollywood, McCall, Simplicity, Vogue, and others. A wide array of pattern-related items is presented, including publications and advertising, display dolls,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Patterns
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wade Laboissonniere
ISBN: 9780764332272 0764332279
OCLC Number: 264045579
Description: 196 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Pattern company beginnings --
Sewing --
Style 1940s --
Pattern illustrations --
Archival information --
Appendix: Pattern dating chart.
Responsibility: Wade Laboissonniere.

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The most popular 1940s styles, from couture to everyday workclothes, ensembles, sportswear, lingerie, and evening dresses, plus toys, needlework, and gifts, are presented here in 550 color photographs of pattern envelopes from companies like Advance, Butterick, Hollywood, McCall, Simplicity, Vogue, and others. A wide array of pattern-related items is presented, including publications and advertising, display dolls, tools, and various forms of packaging. The pattern envelope illustrations are wonderful period drawings of ’40s fashions. All who enjoy these great styles will find Blueprints of Fashion to be a refreshing approach and an important first book on this growing field of interest.--Publisher website.

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Packed with a wealth of original illustrations and designs from the 1940s, this is a wonderful collectors item to be treasured. - Makeitshabby.com Jan 2015

 
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