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Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of 1940s
Once upon a time, most clothes were sewn at home. Now and ever after, home-sewing patterns will provide the best blueprint to a time when suddenly everyone could dress like the models in magazines. 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 5 ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published August 28th 1997 by Schiffer Publishing
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When you -- or, at least, when I -- read the title "Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1940s", I expect a book filled with patterns from the 1940s. There is not a single actual pattern: what there is is pictures of the sketches from the front covers of sewing patterns of the 1940s. Which was interesting enough for a few pages, but I was expecting to sew some nice dresses, and all I got was fashion sketches... and to top it off, there aren't even a dozen pages of text.