Tight Linings and Boning

Tight Linings and Boning : Illustrated

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Tight Linings and Boning, Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, by Mary Brooks Picken. In addition to instructions on padding your dress form and fitting it with a tight lining, this book covers how to properly bone a bodice, including how to finish the ends of the bones, and what is meant by "springing the bone." Mary Brooks Picken (1886-1981) was an American author of 96 books on needlework, sewing, and textile arts. Her Fashion Dictionary, published by Funk and Wagnalls in 1957, is the first dictionary in the English language to be published by a woman. She founded the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences in Scranton, Pennsylvania. An expert on fashion, Picken was an authority on dress, fabric, design, and sewing. She taught "Economics of Fashion" at Columbia University and was one of the five founding directors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. She was the first woman to be named a trustee of the State University of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, by Thomas E. Dewey, the Governor of New York, in 1951.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 82g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514310716
  • 9781514310717