Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950s

Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950s

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 16.51mm | 925.33g
  • Atglen, United States
  • English
  • over 600 color photos
  • 0764309196
  • 9780764309199
  • 452,678

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Sharing the story of pattern company beginnings, from the creation and development of the patterns they sold, the marketing and advertising through to the manufacturing and distribution process, as well as an extensive collection of full-colour illustrations of the patterns themselves including price guide, lovers of vintage style and history buffs alike will revel in this factual documentation of 1950s fashion. - Jan 2015
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About Wade Laboissonniere

Wade Laboissonniere (Costume Designer) designed the stage adaptation of Disney's High School Musical companies including US, UK, and Spain tours and the West End. Additional national tours include Irving Berlin's White Christmas. He is a graduate of the design program at Yale University School of Drama.
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